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The Eurozone in Crisis

A Primer on What the Eurozone Is and A Discussion of Why It Matters
Undergraduate Pizza Supper

Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Hutton Honors College (811 E. Seventh St.)

The news is filled with stories of the crises in the Eurozone economies of Greece, Spain, Italy, and Portugal-and now the Eurozone itself. Would the collapse of the Eurozone lead to the collapse of the world's economy? -to the economy of the United States? Why did the European Union institute the euro as its common currency? How is the structure of the EU set up different from that used for the dollar in the United States? What are the inherent problems of having a single currency, the euro, in more than one (now 17) sovereign states? Why is the euro in crisis now? Is there a solution? What would happen if the Eurozone broke down or broke up? What lessons can/should the United States learn from what is happening in Europe?

Join Professor Martin C. Spechler, Professor of Economics at IUPUI and a faculty affiliate of IU's Russian and East European Institute, for an informal discussion of this current topic and its implications for your future, whether you are from the United States, Spain, China, or . . .

Professor Spechler is an expert on the comparative economies of Eastern and Western Europe and the impact they have on the politics of all of Europe. Professor Spechler taught economics at Harvard University after earning his undergraduate and doctoral degrees there. He worked for several years as economic expert for NATO. Since 1997 he has worked in Central Asia as a consultant for the World Bank, Global Development Network, and USAID. Most recently he has been advising the Asian Development Bank's CAREC project, which promotes freer trade and finances roads, infrastructure, and water projects in this vast region of more than 100 million people.

He teaches courses on comparative economics, international economics, economic history, statistics, and principles of macroeconomics and has won three Trustees' awards for excellence in teaching.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event, please e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for "eurozone event," and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. You are welcome to sign up friends as well as long as they are IU undergraduates. Please provide the requested information for them as well. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied.

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