The speakers will be presenting their new book which explores the European Central Bank's (ECB) monetary policy during the last ten years and the impact of populism during the financial and economic crisis. The ECB's actions during the crisis were of immediate political importance, not only for the financial and banking sector but for the European Union and its legitimacy altogether.
Drawing on different experiences, Sebastian Diessner, Corrado Macchiarelli, Mara Monti and Claudia Wiesner offer a detailed analytical narrative of the ECB's reaction to the financial crisis and of monetary policymaking conduct during its most fraught moments. In the broader context of the EU economic governance, the book sets a particular focus on the relation of crisis’ governance to changes in public opinion in the EU, and, explicitly, public support of the ECB, to conclude with a reflection on the challenges lying ahead for the conduct of the EMU monetary policy.
Sebastian Diessner (@SebDiessner) is Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute.
Corrado Macchiarelli (@CMacchiarelli) is a Principal Economist at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).
Mara Monti (@MaraMonti2) is a visiting fellow at the LSE European Institute.
Ewald Nowotny is an Austrian economist and Social Democratic politician, former governor of Austria's central bank Oesterreichische Nationalbank and former member of the European Central Bank’s Governing Council.
Claudia Wiesner is Professor for Political Science at Fulda University of Applied Sciences.
Waltraud Schelkle is Professor in Political Economy at the LSE European Institute.
You can order the book, The European Central Bank Between the Financial Crisis and Populisms (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney.
The European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.
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