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The Euro and the Battle of Ideas Book Cover

The Euro and the Battle of Ideas - Book Talk

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Markus Brunnermeier, Professor of Economics at Princeton and Harold James, Professor of History at Princeton
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Why is Europe’s great monetary endeavor, the Euro, in trouble? A string of economic difficulties in Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and other Eurozone nations has left observers wondering whether the currency union can survive. In this book, Markus Brunnermeier, Harold James, and Jean-Pierre Landau argue that the core problem with the Euro lies in the philosophical differences between the founding countries of the Eurozone, particularly Germany and France. But the authors also show how these seemingly incompatible differences can be reconciled to ensure Europe’s survival." 

Advance praise for the book:
""International divergences in economic policy are as much the result of differences in intellectual frameworks as of variation in economic circumstances. This valuable book explains the critical differences in national economic philosophies and how they have conditioned policy choices over the past decade."--Ben S. Bernanke, former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

A book signing and reception will follow the talk.