What Future for the Euro? Reforming Economic Governance in the European Union

The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade invites you to join Professor Istvan Bencez for a seminar and discussion on:

What Future for the Euro? Reforming Economic Governance in the European Union

Date: Tuesday, 8th August 2017

Venue: Santos Petroleum Engineering Building, G04 Lecture theatre, North Terrace Campus (close to Frome Road), The University of Adelaide (Map)

Time: 12.30pm start, with discussion and light refreshments to conclude by 2pm

Please CLICK HERE to register your attendance by 5pm on Monday, 7 August 2017.

The EU has been under constant pressure to reform its economic governance structure and save the euro. The EU was not short on brave ideas, but it has hardly managed to meet the challenges that stemmed from both design failure of the euro-zone and deep-rooted structural problems in individual member states. If the EU is willing to accept the iron logic of economic integration and head towards a full-fledged fiscal union, it might be able to stabilise its position for good. Otherwise it has to seriously redesign the current rules-based framework by allowing member states to accommodate specific needs.

Join Professor Istvan Benczes as he discusses the current governance framework and explores opportunities to strengthen and safeguard the single currency.

Speaker Biography:

Istvan Benczes is Full Professor and Director of the Institute of World Economy, Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB). Prior to this, he held a Visiting Professorship at the Department of Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington from 2013 to 2015.

Professor Benczes received his Ph.D. from Central European University, Budapest. He also holds an MSc in Economics from University College London and an MA in Finance from CUB. His research focuses on topics related to European economic integration, and economic reform and transformation in Central and Eastern Europe and emerging markets. He teaches a number of courses at the master’s and doctoral levels, such as Development Economics, European Economic Governance, International Financial Markets and International Political Economy. Professor Benczes is also the Programme Director of the World Economy doctoral programme at CUB, which has just won the European Commission’s Horizon2020 grant for conducting research on economic populism in the new democracies of Europe.

Istvan Benczes’s most recent publications have appeared in Post-Communist Economies and the Journal of Common Market Studies, and in edited volumes such as Deficit and Debt in Transition (CEU Press), Crisis in the West and the East (WVFS) and the SAGE Handbook on Globalization (SAGE).

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