Architects of the Euro: Intellectuals in the Making of European Monetary Union

Hardcover | September 17, 2016

EditorKenneth Dyson, Ivo Maes

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Who were key figures in the making of European monetary union? Which ideas did they contribute to ensuring that monetary union would be sustainable? How prescient were they in identifying the necessary and sufficient foundations of a sustainable monetary union? This book provides the first systematic historical examination of key architects of European monetary union in the period before its launch in 1999. Using original archival and interview research, it investigates the intellectual and career backgrounds of these architects, their networking skills,and their own doubts and reservations about the way in which monetary union was being constructed. In the light of the later Euro Area, Architects of the Euro deals critically with not just their contribution to the making of European monetary union but also their legacy. The book brings together adistinguished group of scholars working on the history of Economic and Monetary Union.

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Who were key figures in the making of European monetary union? Which ideas did they contribute to ensuring that monetary union would be sustainable? How prescient were they in identifying the necessary and sufficient foundations of a sustainable monetary union? This book provides the first systematic historical examination of key archi...

Kenneth Dyson is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, and Research Professor in European Political Studies at Cardiff University. His research interests encompass the European state, German policies and politics, comparative and international polit...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 17, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jan Smets: Foreword1. Kenneth Dyson and Ivo Maes: Intellectuals as Policy Makers: Biography and the History of European Monetary Union2. Ivo Maes and Eric Bussiere: Robert Triffin: The Arch Monetarist in the Process of European Monetary Integration?3. Katja Seidel: Robert Marjolin: Securing the Common Market through Economic and Monetary Union4. David Howarth: Raymond Barre: Modernizing France through European Monetary Cooperation5. Elena Danescu: Pierre Werner: A Visionary European and Consensus Builder6. Piers Ludlow: Roy Jenkins and the Importance of Top-Level Politics7. Kenneth Dyson: Hans Tietmeyer, Ethical Ordo-liberalism, and the Architecture of EMU: Getting the Fundamentals Right8. Harold James: Karl-Otto Pohl: The Pole Position9. Fabio Masini: Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa: EMU as the Anchor Stone for Building a Federal Europe10. Dermot Hodson: Jacques Delors: Vision, Revisionism, and the Design of EMU11. Ivo Maes: Alexandre Lamfalussy: A Cassandra about Financial Stability12. Kenneth Dyson and Ivo Maes: Contributions, Legacies, and Lessons