The Birth of the Euro
By (author) Otmar Issing
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Birth of the Euro by Otmar Issing
Book DescriptionToday, 318 million people in 15 countries use the Euro, which now rivals the importance of the US Dollar in the world economy. This is an outcome that few would have predicted with confidence when the Euro was launched. How can we explain this success and what are the prospects for the future? There is nobody better placed to answer these questions than Otmar Issing, who as a founding member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (1998-2006), was one of the Euro's principal architects. His story is a unique insider account, combining personal memoir with reference to the academic and policy literature. Free of jargon, this is a very human reflection on a unique historical experiment and a key reference for all academics, policy makers, and 'Eurowatchers' seeking to understand how the Euro has got to where it is today and what challenges lie ahead.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521731867
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Otmar Issing
Birth of the Euro, Hardback (September 2008)
A unique insider account of the creation of the Euro by one of its principal architects.
Imperfect Knowledge and Monetary Policy, Paperback (February 2006)
An exploration of the problem of formulating monetary policy in practice.
Monetary Policy in the Euro Area, Hardback (July 2001)» View all books by Otmar Issing
A non-technical analysis of the monetary policy strategy, institutions and operational procedures of the Eurosystem, first published in 2001.
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Author Biography - Otmar Issing
Otmar Issing is University Professor and President of the Center for Financial Studies at the University of Frankfurt and Honorary Professor of the University of Wurzburg. He is a former member of the board of the Deutsche Bundesbank (1990-1998) and a founding member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (1998-2006).
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