Future of the Euro: Lessons from History

A Conference at UC Berkeley | April 16, 2013

Program

The Future of the Euro: Lessons from History

UC Berkeley, The Faculty Club

April 16, 2013, Heyns Room until 3:30 pm, then Seaborg Room, Faculty Club

8:30 a.m. Welcome, Heyns Room

Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

9:00 a.m. Political Union

Chair: Dieter Stiefel, Professor Emeritus for Social and Economic History, University of Vienna

Benjamin Jerry Cohen, Louis G. Lancaster Professor of International Political Economy, UC Santa Barbara

Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University, and Professor of History, European University Institute Florence

J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

10:45 a.m. Coffee and Refreshments

11:00 a.m. Banking Union

Chair: J. Nicholas Ziegler, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets and Professor of Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, New York University

Hugh Rockoff, Professor of Economics, Rutgers University

Kris James Mitchener, Robert and Susan Finocchio Professor of Economics, Santa Clara University

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45 p.m. Fiscal Union

Chair: Jan de Vries, Ehrman Professor of History, UC Berkeley

John Wallis, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland

C. Randall Henning, Professor of International Economic Relations, American University, and Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Daniel L. Rubinfeld, Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

3:30 p.m. Coffee and Refreshments

3:45 p.m. Monetary Union, Seaborg Room

Chair: Andrew K. Rose, B.T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Business, UC Berkeley

Hans-Joachim Voth, ICREA Research Professor in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona

Michael D. Bordo, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Monetary and Financial History, Rutgers University

Lars Jonung, Senior Professor in Economics, Lund University and Chairman, Swedish Fiscal Policy Council, Stockholm

5:30 p.m. Conclusion and Wrap Up

Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

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