Toward a Genuine Economic Union

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Vienna, Austria
Sep 10

This workshop’s purpose is to inspire reflection on the long-term future of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Starting from current crisis-related challenges, the workshop focuses on four areas in which reforms might increase the resilience of EMU architecture and the prosperity of the euro area. The workshop intends to give an overview of the current state of economic research and the policy debate, with an emphasis on creative proposals aimed at overcoming existing deadlocks. The specific areas covered are in line with the “Four Presidents’ Report – Towards a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union” of June 2012: Banking Union and Capital Market Union, Fiscal Union and Area-Wide Taxation Issues, Economic Union and the Social Dimension of EMU as well as Political Union and Legitimacy of EMU. Senior Fellow Miranda Xafa will attend on behalf of CIGI.

Event Speakers

Miranda Xafa is a CIGI senior fellow. Miranda focuses on sovereign debt crises and drawing lessons from the Greek debt restructuring for future debt crises. Previously she served as a member of the executive board of the IMF in Washington, DC.