Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Otmar Issing

Otmar Issing, former Chief Economist and Member of the Board of the European Central Bank, is President of the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt, and the author of The Birth of the Euro.

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Newsart for The German Leadership Question
Economics 3

The German Leadership Question

Bailing out governments and banks is not the direction in which Germany should lead. If Germany should lead at all, it should do so by providing a model of good economic policies for others to… read more

Newsart for The Risk of European Centralization
Politics 11

The Risk of European Centralization

Given Europe’s history of war and ideological division, and today’s challenges of globalization, a peaceful, prosperous, and united Europe that wields influence abroad is surely a desirable goal. But … read more

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Business & Finance 0

Ban the Common Bond

The increase in interest-rate spreads between euro-zone countries since the onset of the global financial crisis has led to wider support for the idea of a pan-European bond. But such a bond would… read more

World Affairs 0

Europe's Anchor of Stability

Despite the euro's youth, it has proven to be a remarkable success. Not only has it eliminated exchange-rate risk from trade and investment within the euro zone; it has also provided an anchor of… read more

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