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Research Seminar: “Reforming the Eurozone: Analyzing Member-State Preferences” with Thomas Lehner

November 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location:Room 482, Discovery Centre, 4th floor MacOdrum Library

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The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is pleased to host a research seminar with Thomas Lehner on “Reforming the Eurozone: Analyzing Member-State Preferences.” The seminar will explore the Eurozone reform debates among EU member states through a presentation of the Horizon 2020 “EMU Choices – The Choice for Europe since Maastricht” project’s data collection and analysis.

The euro area crisis demonstrated how weak economic policy coordination and loose fiscal oversight could destabilise a monetary union. To prevent a recurrence of the crisis, economists, political actors and the “Blueprint” of the European Commission are asking for the construction of a deep and genuine economic and monetary union with reinforced governance architecture – beyond the recently adopted mechanisms. Which member states pushed for monetary, economic and fiscal integration, and why? What kind of economic and political integration model was advocated, and by which member state? In this talk I will present the data collected by the Horizon 2020 project “EMU Choices – The Choice for Europe since Maastricht” which were collected in order to answer these questions. Additionally I will present the results based on this data using several dimension reduction methods in order to explore the dimensionality of EMU reform debates among EU member states.

Thomas Lehner is a researcher at the the University of Salzburg and the Horizon 2020 project “EMU Choices – The Choice for Europe since Maastricht.”

This event is supported by the Centre for European Studies Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) which receives funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and by Carleton University.