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The Euro crisis and its aftermath

The euro’s life, while only slightly more than a decade long, has been riddled by a series of challenges and crises. At this event Jean Pisani-Ferry, former Director of Bruegel who currently serves as Chief of the Policy Planning Staff for the Prime Minister of France, will present his new book The Euro Crisis and […]

Date: May 23 - Topic: Macroeconomic policy

The euro’s life, while only slightly more than a decade long, has been riddled by a series of challenges and crises. At this event Jean Pisani-Ferry, former Director of Bruegel who currently serves as Chief of the Policy Planning Staff for the Prime Minister of France, will present his new book The Euro Crisis and Its Aftermath. The book explains the origins of the European currency, the build-up of imbalances and oversights that led to the crisis, the choices European policymakers have both addressed and ignored since 2010, and the evolution of the policy agenda and possible options for the future.

Speakers

  • Jean Pisani-Ferry, Chief of the Policy Planning Staff for the Prime Minister of France
  • Discussant: Anton La Guardia, European Union Correspondent, The Economist
  • Discussant: Cerstin Gammelin, Brussels Correspondent, Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Chair: Guntram Wolff, Director of Bruegel

About the speakers

Jean Pisani-Ferry is the Commissioner-General of the French Prime Minister’s Policy Planning Staff in Paris and professor of economics with Hertie School of Governance. Before that he served as the first Director of Bruegel from 2005-2013. He was previously Executive President of the French PM’s Council of Economic Analysis (2001-2002), Senior Economic Adviser to the French Minister of Finance (1997-2000), Director of CEPII, the French institute for international economics (1992-1997), and Economic Adviser with the European Commission (1989-92).

Anton La Guardia is the European Union correspondent for The Economist as well as author of the Charlemagne column; prior to that he was Defence and Security Correspondent. He joined the newspaper in October 2006, after spending two decades at the Daily Telegraph where he worked as Diplomatic Editor, Africa Correspondent, Middle East Correspondent and Ireland Correspondent. He started working as an international correspondent in 1986, when he covered the "People Power" revolution in the Philippines as a freelance journalist. Mr La Guardia is the author of "Holy Land, Unholy War: Israelis and Palestinians", an account of the Middle East conflict. It is published in America as "War Without End: Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for a Promised Land". He is a frequent broadcaster, both on radio and television.

Guntram Wolff is the Director of Bruegel from June 2013. He joined Bruegel in April 2011 and was Bruegel’s Deputy Director prior to becoming Director. His research focuses on the European Union economy and governance, on fiscal policy, and global finance. He is also a member of the French prime minister’s Conseil d’Analyse Economique. He has joined Bruegel from the European Commission, where he worked on the macroeconomics of the euro area and the reform of its governance. Prior, he was an economist at the Deutsche Bundesbank, where he coordinated the research team on fiscal policy. He also worked as an adviser to the International Monetary Fund. He currently teaches at Université libre de Bruxelles and serves on the advisory board of the European Studies center of Corvinus university Budapest. He holds a PhD from the University of Bonn, studied economics in Bonn, Toulouse, Pittsburgh and Passau and previously taught economics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Practical details

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
  • Time: Friday 23 May 2014, 8.30-10.00
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Manager – matilda.sevon[at]bruegel.org
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