Yiannis Tolios is an economist and researcher. He is a graduate of the University of Piraeus, with postgraduate studies (MSc) at the London University and at the “Lomonosov” Moscow State University. He holds a Ph.D. from the ‘Panteion’ University of Athens. Y. Tolios actively participated at the anti-dictatorship movement against the military junta in Greece (1970-74) and was prosecuted, tortured and imprisoned because of his opposition. He worked as a special scientist at the Research Department of Agricultural Bank of Greece, as a researcher in the “Centre of Marxist Research” in Athens and as a special scientist at the Greek parliament. He has participated in numerous scientific and social Conferences in Greece and abroad. He is an active participant of the “Euro-Memo Group” of European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe as well as in the “IIPPE” (International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy). He is an active participant in the “European Social Forum”, as well as in the “Initiative for the creation of a Greek ‘Audit Commission’ for the Public Debt.” He has authored various books and articles on contemporary economic and social issues. Among his main scientific works are: “Contemporary Capitalism, Tendencies of Development and Contradictions” (1991), “Concentration of Capital, Finance Groups in Greek society” (1978), “Concentration of Capital, Economic Groups and Economic Elit” (1999), “Environment, Agricultural Policy in the Context of Globalisation, Alternative Policy of Food Sovereignty” (2009). His latest book: Eurozone crisis, ‘odious debt’ and default of payments (Topos Books 2011).