Yanis Varoufakis is an economist and politician who, as Greece’s finance minister in 2015, led the struggle against the European Union’s and the International Monetary Fund’s austerity and bank bailout policies. Since then he co-founded DiEM25 (the Democracy in Europe Movement) and is the leader of MeRA25, DiEM25’s political party in Greece. Before his election to Greece’s Parliament, Varoufakis taught economics in universities in Britain, Australia, the United States and Greece for three decades. He holds a chair in economic theory at the University of Athens and is Honorary Professor of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, Honoris Causa Professor of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Torino, Visiting Professor of Political Economy at King’s College, London, and Doctor of the University Honoris Causa at the University of Sussex. His best-selling books include: “Adults in the Room: My struggle against Europe’s and America’s Deep Establishment” (London: The Bodley Head); “Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A brief history of capitalism” (London: The Bodley Head), “And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe’s crisis and America’s economic future” (New York: Nation Books, 2016); and “The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the World Economy” (London: Zed Books, 2011,2015).
As of February 2019