What?! Ha! Yanis Varoufakis is the most economically qualified finance minister in Europe. Probably in the world.
Can't imagine what you base that on.
On economics qualifications of course. From wikipedia:
"In 1982, Varoufakis decided to pursue a MSc in mathematical statistics at the University of Birmingham and a PhD in economics (Essex).
"Varoufakis was inspired to study economics after he met Andreas Papandreou, an academic economist who founded PASOK and became Greeceâ(TM)s first socialist prime minister. After training in mathematics and statistics, he received his PhD in economics in 1987 at the University of Essex.
"University of Essex & University of East Anglia
Before that he had already begun teaching economics and econometrics at the University of Essex and the University of East Anglia. In 1988, he spent a year as a Fellow at the University of Cambridge.
"University of Sydney
From 1989 until 2000 he taught as senior lecturer in economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Sydney.
"University of Athens
In 2000, he accepted the offer of Yannis Stournaras to become Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Athens. In 2002, Varoufakis established The University of Athens Doctoral Program in Economics (UADPhilEcon), which he directed until 2008."