Europe’s Hamiltonian Moment...or the Beginning of the End?

11:30am EDT / 5:30pm CET

May 20, 2020 | 11:30 – 12:30 Download .ics


A webinar panel discussion, moderated by Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times, with Laurence Boone, OECD Chief Economist, Moritz Schularick, INET Research Fellow, and Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute at Columbia University.

The COVID-19 pandemic is the second major crisis to hit the Eurozone in a little more than a decade and has once more laid bare the weaknesses in the European monetary project. Without fiscal burden-sharing on the European level, the responses to the crisis remain asymmetric, uncoordinated, and dependent upon on individual countries’ fiscal positions. As the European Central Bank launched a large bond purchase program to keep the continent afloat, the recent German Constitutional Court decision now raises the bar for monetary action. Will individual nation responses continue to reinforce divergent trends in economic performance, potentially polarizing Europe even further? Or could we possibly see a Hamiltonian moment for Europe with a bold step towards fiscal integration and a rescue for the Eurozone? Please join this distinguished panel for an exploration of these pivotal ideas.

Please note that after the presentation there will be a brief Q&A session. Due to the size of this webinar, attendees will be asked to send in questions to the moderator via the Q&A button within Zoom. We will get to as many questions as time allows.


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  • Gillian Tett

    Editorial Board Chair & Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times

  • Adam Tooze

    Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History, Columbia University

  • Laurence Boone

    Chief Economist, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

  • Moritz Schularick

    INET Fellow & Grantee, INET