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The Euro crisis and German primacy

Abstract: The main lesson from the crisis of the Euro, starting in 2008, is Germany’s assertion of primacy. The intent of the EU integration process was to put an end to what has been termed the “Westphalian” system of self-governing … Continue reading

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The Political Economy of Financial Integration in Europe: The Battle of the Systems,by Jonathan Story and Ingo Walter, MIT Press, 1997.

Europa and Zeus Here are large extracts from the book I wrote with Ingo Walter on the origins of European monetary union and financial integration. The cover of the book is from a statue of Europa and Zeus, made by … Continue reading

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The Maastricht Summit: A European Union in Name ? ECCH Ref.No. 392-027-1

Here is a case of mine from 1992. For those interested in the Euro-saga unfolding before our eyes, this may be an interesting read. I taught it for many years in INSEAD’s Advanced Management Programme. Business people attending therefore had … Continue reading

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The Political Economy of EU Financial Integration: The Battle of the Systems

Here is an unpublished paper, which I presented at a conference at Baltimore in 1999. The title is the same as my book with Ingo Walter on European financial integration and monetary union. The theme is the tension between the … Continue reading

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“Financial Restructuring in the age of the Euro: Still a Battle of Systems”, extracts from chapter in The State of the European Union Vol.7. With US or against US? European Trends in American perspective. Ed by Nicholas Jabko, Craig Parsons, Oxford University Press, 2005.

On January 1, 2002, eleven countries in the EU adopted Euro-notes and coins for retail use, thereby taking the EU a step closer to business conditions in theUS. Yet implementing corporate strategies acrossEuropeis still heavily conditioned by different national jurisdictions, … Continue reading

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