The Euro@30: has the common currency finally grown up?

Hosted by the LSE European Institute

Online public event


Professor Paul De Grauwe

Professor Paul De Grauwe

Professor Waltraud Schelkle

Professor Waltraud Schelkle

Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf


Dr Angelo Martelli

Dr Angelo Martelli

The idea of a common currency materialised with the Maastricht Treaty thirty years ago. But soon after it was tested in a major crisis in 1992/93, with more to come. This panel will discuss whether the reforms since 2010 have been sufficient to make the Euro a "mature" currency.

Meet our speakers and chair

Paul De Grauwe (@pdegrauwe) is John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy at the LSE European Institute. Prior to joining LSE, Paul was Professor of International Economics at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He was a member of the Belgian parliament from 1991 to 2003.

Waltraud Schelkle is Professor in Political Economy at the European Institute and has been at LSE since 2001. She is also an Adjunct Professor (Privatdozentin) of Economics at the Economics Department of the Free University of Berlin.

Martin Wolf (@martinwolf_) is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times.

Angelo Martelli (@angelo_martelli) is Assistant Professor in European and International Political Economy at the LSE European Institute. He worked as a Consultant for the Jobs Group of the World Bank, as a Policy Fellow for the Open Innovation Team of the UK Cabinet Office and HM Treasury and as a Technical Expert for the IMF.

More about this event

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.

This event is part of the LSE European Institute’s 30thanniversary celebrations.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEEI30

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