Five years of crisis – lessons learned and paths towards a resilient European Monetary Union

University Trier 

9th and 10th October 2014

Economic and political stability have moved high up the policy, business and media agenda in the past years due to the twin crises of sovereigns and banks. At the same time there are concerns about the long-run effects of political countermeasures and the overall resilience of the European Monetary Union.

Five years after the first signs of the sovereign debt crisis in Greece in 2009, this 2-day workshop shall try to draw a number of lessons as to how the Eurozone and its member states dealt with the sovereign debt and banking crisis and as to which roads were taken to strengthen the resilience of the monetary union, i.e. to improve its capacity to deal with disruptive changes, to adapt successfully and to reduce its vulnerability to (asymmetric) economic shocks.

The conference venue is the University Trier from about 1pm on Thursday 9th October to about 4pm on Friday 10th October. The conference will close with a panel discussion on the way forward.

We would like to invite papers on governance reform, banking union, central bank policies, fiscal union, including eurobonds and joint social policies, causes and consequences of economic imbalances, e.g. current account, temporary vs. permanent effects of austerity policies, early warning systems and crises models. This is a joint economics-political science conference, and we would like to have a mix of papers from both disciplines, and any other disciplines with relevant papers.

Limited funding will be provided for 1 night and travel expenses.

Please send extended abstracts (max. 500 words) to Christian Bauer at bauer@uni-trier.[email protected] by March 31th, 2014. Accepted papers will be notified by April 15th, 2014.

Prof. Dr. Christian Bauer Chair of Monetary Economics http://www.cbauer.de/

Prof. Dr. Joachim Schild Comparative Politics http://www.uni- trier.de/index.php?id=8003