Yanis Varoufakis

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Յանիս Վարուֆակիս, Yanis Varoufakis, 야니스 바루파키스, and 22 others Янис Варуфакис, Γιάννης Βαρουφάκης, Giannēs Varouphakēs, Γιάνης Βαρουφάκης, ヤニス・バルファキス, Giannis Varoufakis, Janis Varufakis, Giánis Varoufákis, Giannēs Varoufakēs, יאניס וארופאקיס, Janis Varoufakis, Gianēs Varoufakēs, Y. Varoufakis, Gianis Varoufakis, Gianēs Baruphakēs, ヤニス ファロファキス, 雅尼斯·瓦鲁法克斯, Ioannes Baruphaces, Gianēs Varouphakēs, Jannis Varoufakis, Giannαes Varoufakαes, Yannis Varoufakis
March 24, 1961

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Ioannis "Yanis" Varoufakis (Greek: Ιωάννης Γεωργίου "Γιάνης" Βαρουφάκης, romanized: Ioánnis Georgíou "Giánis" Varoufákis, pronounced [ˈʝaniz varuˈfacis]; born 24 March 1961) is a Greek-Australian economist and politician. A former academic, he has been Secretary-General of MeRA25, a left-wing political party, since he founded it in 2018. A former member of Syriza, he served as Minister of Finance from January to July 2015 under Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Varoufakis was a member of the Hellenic Parliament for Athens B from January to September 2015; he regained a parliamentary seat in July 2019. Varoufakis was born in Athens in 1961 and attended Moraitis School before moving to the United Kingdom, where he studied mathematics at the University of Essex before attaining a postgraduate degree in mathematical statistics at University of Birmingham and a PhD in economics at Essex. He began a career in academic economics, teaching at the universities of Essex, East Anglia and Cambridge between 1982 and 1988. Following Margaret Thatcher's third election victory in 1987, Varoufakis left the UK and moved to Australia, where he taught at the University of Sydney until 2000. After eventually acquiring Australian citizenship, he returned to Greece that year to teach at the University of Athens, …

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