Sep 25 2014

“Don’t Blame the Euro: Historical Reflections on the Roots of the Eurozone Crisis”, new article published by Dr Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

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Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol publishes “Don’t Blame the Euro: Historical Reflections on the Roots of the Eurozone Crisis” in West European Politics. Abstract: The article argues that many of the issues that are causing trouble in the eurozone today had long been debated, but not solved, prior to the beginning of the so-called euro crisis. Three thematic examples are used to …

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Jul 10 2014

The Relevance of the Bretton Woods Conference for Our Times, by Catherine Schenk

  This paper by Professor Catherine Schenk was prepared for the Hangzhou conference held on May 17-18, 2014 in China, as part of RBWC’s initiative for celebrating the 70th anniversary of Bretton Woods.   All historians are cautious about claims of the ‘lessons of history’ – at best we can identify the reasons for the success or …

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Feb 21 2014

U.S. Dollar Forever? An Interview With Catherine Schenk by Gail Fosler

  Gail Fosler has interviewed Professor Catherine Schenk on the role of the dollar in the international monetary system – the full interview transcript is available on Gail Fosler’s website.   Global trade and financial systems have experimented over the centuries with a variety of alternative monies to support trade and global financial transactions, and …

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Jan 22 2014

Wall Street Journal Blog Article

A Wall Street Journal‘s blog piece by Todd Buell has mentioned Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol’s research on the failed attempts at creating a European banking union in the 1960s and 1970s. Emmanuel presented some of his findings at the project’s conference “the challenges of international financial regulation since 1945″ in Frankfurt last week. The WSJ blog article …

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Dec 20 2013

The long and dwindling road to an incomplete banking union

 It did not take just the past couple of years to create a European banking union, but at least 48. And it is still far from the fully-fledged European banking union that is now announced with great fanfare – running the risk of later disillusions. Taking a longer-term view on its emergence helps qualify the …

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Dec 11 2013

Regulatory Coherence and the Future of Finance: Five Years After the Crash of 2008

  This conference addressed the issues of coherence and innovation in the regulatory response to the financial crisis. The speakers discussed issues such as the objectives and techniques of financial regulation in a post-crisis world; the changes to the institutional structure of regulation at the national, regional and global level; the evolution in the nature …

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Nov 15 2013

Frankfurt Conference’s website

  The website of the conference to be held on 16-17 January 2014 in Frankfurt on the development of international banking regulation and supervision since 1945 is now live!   You can check it here:    

Aug 29 2013

Globalnomics: over the tipping point?

  Professor Catherine Schenk will participate in the debate “Globalnomics: over the tipping point?” organised by the “Battle of Ideas.” This will take place in London on 20 October 2013. More details of the event can be found here.    

May 06 2013

“The Dissolution of a Monetary Union”: new article published by Prof. Catherine Schenk


  Catherine Schenk publishes “The Dissolution of a Monetary Union: the Case of Malaysia and Singapore 1963-1974″ in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History Abstract The abrupt separation of Singapore and Malaysia in 1965 set these two states on separate political trajectories, but the economic ties proved more difficult to untangle. This article explores …

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Apr 08 2013

Professor Catherine Schenk appointed Associate Fellow at Chatham House

Professor Catherine Schenk has been appointed Associate Fellow at Chatham House International Economic Relations Department.   More information about the Department can be found here.

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