BOOK LAUNCH: Governance of the European Monetary Union

BOOK LAUNCH: Governance of the European Monetary Union

Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Speaker(s): 
Francisco Torres (LSE)
Chair: 
Charles Enoch (St Antony's College)
Convenor: 
Adam Bennett (St Antony’s College, Oxford); David Vines (Balliol College, Oxford)
Series: 
Political Economy of Financial Markets (PEFM)

The crisis in the euro area is a defining moment in the history of European integration. It has revealed major flaws in the architecture of the European Union; it has challenged European institutions to shape an appropriate response; and it has tested the patience of a European public that is eager to see their economic prospects improve again. This volume brings together some of the world’s top economists and policymakers to explain how this crisis came about and what is to be done. The policy agenda these chapters establish is going to be difficult to implement, not least because of popular misunderstanding and political opposition. This book argues, that it is essential that European policymakers push forward this agenda or they run the risk of seeing Europe’s economies fall back into crisis. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of European Integration.

The book is dedicated to Max Watson. The dedication page says: “In honour of the memory of Max Watson, a great scholar and policymaker who showed us the true value of interdisciplinary research and cross-disciplinary conversation.”

Francisco Torres is Visiting Senior Fellow in European Political Economy at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Senior Member and PEFM Associate at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He is also Visiting Associate Professor at Universidade Nova in Lisbon and an EU Steering Committee Member of the ECPR. He has written a few articles on Brexit, namely in Intereconomics (here).