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Lecture: "The Euro Today: Is There A Tomorrow?"

Benjamin Jerry Cohen

Benjamin Jerry Cohen

News from May 22, 2013

The Kolleg-Forschergruppe and the Internationales Graduiertenkolleg "Zwischen Räumen" invite you to a lecture by Benjamin Jerry Cohen (University of California, Santa Barbara) on "The Euro Today: Is There A Tomorrow?".


Date: 14 June 2013, 10.00 - 12.00.

Location: Freie Universität Berlin, Lateinamerika-Institut, Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56, 14197 Berlin, Room 201.

Registration: Please register with an e-mail to transform-europe@fu-berlin.de until 12 June.


About the Lecture

What is the future of the euro as an international currency? Today, despite all its problems, the euro is the second most important currency in the world. But what about tomorrow? Contrary to the concerns of many, I do not expect the euro to fail. Policy makers will do what they must to ensure its survival. But I also do not expect the euro to succeed, in the sense of a powerful and smoothly operating monetary union. The euro will always be plagued by difficulties that will erode its appeal as an international currency. Over time its global role will become increasingly marginal, with adverse consequences for the future of the European project.