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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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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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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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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Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Europe's Debt, America's Deficit: The Crisis of the Rich World

Session One: An Overview of the Global Debt Crisis
Alan Greenspan, President, Greenspan Associates LLC; Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
8:00 to 8:30 AM Breakfast Reception
8:30 to 9:30 AM Meeting

Session Two: Addressing the U.S. Deficit Problem
Jacob J. Lew, Director, White House Office of Management and Budget
Presider: Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
9:45 to 10:45 AM Meeting

Session Three: The Future of the Eurozone
Jacob F. Kirkegaard, Research Fellow, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; Senior Associate, Rhodium Group
Thomas Philippon, John L. Vogelstein Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider:Frank Brosens, Founder and Principal, Taconic Capital Advisors
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Meeting
12:00 to 1:00 PM Lunch Reception


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Economic Prospects for the Eurozone

Speaker: Willem Buiter
Presider: J. Hill

Please join Willem H. Buiter as he discusses break-up risk, sovereign debt restructuring, bank creditor bail-ins, debt mutualisation, austerity and growth in the Eurozone.

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

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