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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

The Financial Crisis: A European Perspective

Speaker: Christine Lagarde

The recent round of bank rescues across Europe has initiated a new phase in the global financial crisis and raised fears of a widening contagion. What is Europe's exposure to the crisis, and what is France doing to cope with its effects? Join French Minister of Finance Christine Lagarde for a European perspective on the turmoil in world markets.

 

**PLEASE NOTE:  This meeting will also be broadcast as a conference call.

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C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: Debt, Governance and Growth: A Eurozone Perspective

Speaker: Olli Rehn
Presider: Steven Rattner

Related readings:

How to Save the Euro -- and the EU by Henry Farrell and John Quiggin, Foreign Affairs, May/June 2011

Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies Newsletter

The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

See more in Budget, Debt, and Deficits; EU