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C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series in International Economics: A Conversation with Jean-Claude Trichet

Speaker: Jean-Claude Trichet
Presider: William J. McDonough

Listen to President of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet discuss the need for structural reforms in Europe, particularly those that increase labor productivity growth, establish well-functioning product markets, and create a competitive, entrepreneurial-friendly economic environment.

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Backgrounder

The Eurozone in Crisis

Authors: Christopher Alessi and James McBride

The eurozone, once seen as a crowning achievement in the decades-long path toward European integration, continues to struggle with the effects of its sovereign debt crises and their implications for the future of the common currency.

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Book

Transatlantic Tensions

This collection finds that Americans and Europeans are divided by more than an ocean when it comes to designing and carrying out policies toward countries that repress human rights, develop weapons of mass destruction, and support terrorism and subversion.

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Book

Centralization or Fragmentation?

Author: Andrew Moravcsik

Europe faces looming challenges. The authors examine the nuts and bolts of EU machinery and present a compelling argument that "ever closer union" will only be possible with greater balance and flexibility among supranational, national, and subnational actors.

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Event

Globalizing World Requires Transatlantic Partnership and Leadership

Speaker: Wolfgang Schäuble
Presider: Robert Kimmitt

With the economic structural reforms enacted in many southern European countries now beginning to show results, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble joins Robert M. Kimmitt of the American Council of Germany to discuss the current state of the European economic recovery.

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Event

Europe Update

Panelist: Maurizio Molinari
Panelist: Andrew Nagorski
Panelist: Elaine Sciolino
Presider: David Andelman

Experts discuss the economic, political, and social conditions in Europe and analyze what is next for Italy, France, and Germany.

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