time and place
Thursday 1 November 2018, 17:00–18:00
SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm
Welcome to a seminar with Ashoka Mody, Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy at Princeton University, and previously Deputy Director in the International Monetary Fund’s Research and European Departments.
Mody is the author of the recently published book “Euro Tragedy: A Drama in Nine Acts”. He argues that the monetary union impaired European integration rather than enhancing it. In his extensive overview of the European project from its beginnings, Ashoka Mody demonstrates that the tensions and flaws of the European project were both baked-in and foreseen from the beginning.
At the seminar, Mody gives his views on the causes of the monetary union’s current problems and possible ways forward.
The seminar will be moderated by Susanne Ackum, economist and former state secretary of the Ministry of Finance.
After the seminar you are invited to stay and mingle over snacks and drinks.
Ashoka Mody is Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Previously, he was Deputy Director in the International Monetary Fund’s Research and European Departments. At the IMF, he was responsible for the Article IV consultations with Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Hungary, as well as for the design of Ireland’s financial rescue program.
Susanne Ackum is Doctor of Economics. She is former Director-General at Institute for Labour Market and Education Policy Evaluation (IFAU) and state secretary of the Ministry of Finance.
The meeting is by invitation only.
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