Joseph Stiglitz, former World Bank chief economist and Nobel Prize winner, said that both he and many prominent scientists from Europe and America are willing to contribute to solving the Greek economic gridlock, sources said.
The American economist made the announcement as he met Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos in Athens on Friday, the press service of the Greek Finance Ministry reported.
During the gathering, Stiglitz voiced concern over the economic rationale behind Greece’s new bailout agreement that was clinched between Athens and international creditors on July 13.
Stiglitz has repeatedly criticized the tactics of the international lenders toward Greece and the structure of the current financial system that took shape in the country as the result of this policy.
After the July 13 marathon talks in Brussels, Greece agreed to austerity measures in return for a three-year bailout worth up to 86 billion euros (96 billion dollars); it became the country's third rescue program in five years.