The Euro Crisis: A Look Back and a Look Forward
Lecture | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the UC Berkeley
This lecture will provide a retrospective on the euro crisis -- which aspects were a surprise and which were predictable -- and sketch a viable way forward for the Eurozone.
Professor Eichengreen has published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. He was a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund in 1997 and 1998, although he has since been critical of the IMF. His best known work is the book Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression.