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.
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.
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