The Europolicy Brief is intended to be a short piece that deals with a policy issue of concern to an audience interested in European affairs or with a European connection. Other presentations and materials also relevant to the work of the Centre are also available on this page.
It is expected that broader lessons drawn from the experience of other countries, or regions of the world, will also be incorporated.
The Brief is intended to be accessible to a wider audience than simply the academic community.
EUROPEAN MONETARY UNION*
EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK*
MAASTRICHT TREATY *
*A version of these articles is to appear in the Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy (Princeton: Princeton University Press)
THE END OF MONETARY DOMINANCE? HOW CRISES CAN INFLUENCE MONETARY POLICY DECISIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
CIGI Policy Brief No. 10, November 2008
THE SPECTRE OF DEFLATION
Published in the K-W Record, April 23, 2009
FINDING A WAY OUT: CENTRAL BANK IN CHALLENGING TIMES*
TECHNOLOGY, SYSTEMIC RISK AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL REGULATION** (with Jennifer Jeffs)
Published in CIGI Special G20 Report : Flashpoints for the Pittsburgh Summit, 24-25, September 2009 (*pp. 49-52; ** pp. 61-65)
AS GOOD AS IT GETS? THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION TO CANADA’S MONETARY POLICY STRATEGY CHOICES
Published as C.D. Howe Commentary No. 292, July 2009
THE FSB: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
in S. Griffith-Jones, E. Helleiner and N. Woods (Eds), The Financial Stability Board: An Effective Fourth Pillar of Global Economic Governance?, CIGI Special Report, June 2010
FACEOFF: SHOULD THE BANK OF CANADA RELEASE ITS PROJECTIONS OF THE INTEREST RATE PATH? THE CASE FOR AND AGAINST (with A. Spence)
Published as C.D. Howe Backgrounder No. 134, October 2010
EUROPE STILL UNABLE TO FACE UP TO ITS DEBT CRISIS
Published in KW-Record, May 2, 2011
PLAYING CHICKEN IN THE EUROZONE
Published in Toronto Star, June 29, 2011
ARE WE WATCHING EUROPE’S WILE E. COYOTE’S MOMENT?
Published in Globe and Mail, October 13, 2011
WHAT HAVE WE HEARD? Dr. Alfred Pletsch, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany offers a summary and some reflections on the Viessmann European Centre’s 10th anniversary conference celebration
Giving Up (Some) Sovereignty Is Hard to Do: The Continuing Neglect of Global Economic Governance
Post Cannes Summit commentary published November 7, 2011, http://www.cigionline.org/publications/2011/11/giving-some-sovereignty-hard-do-continuing-neglect-global-economic-governance
In the first Inside the Issues of 2012, we return to the topic of debt and global financial instability. This week’s guest is CIGI Senior Fellow Pierre Siklos, who outlines the original causes of unsustainable sovereign debt loads and explains why they have plagued the global economy over the past year. He goes on to say that financial stability mechanisms in the European Union were too weak to enforce the macroeconomic conditions necessary for a common currency, and that poor supervision and regulation has led to the current contagion across the euro zone.
Since March 2012 Pierre Siklos, Director, Viessmann European Research Centre, is a contributor to the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s (CIGI) blog.
In April 2012, Pierre Siklos, Director, Viessmann European Research Centre delivered a lecture at the Joint Vienna Institute about Canada’s experience with fiscal consolidation in the mid 1990s and the lessons for today for the euro area and beyond. The slides are available here.
In May 2012, Pierre Siklos, Director, Viessmann European Research Centre, participated in a panel on the euro crisis at the 2012 Conference on East Asia Finance – Crisis and Recovery of Financial Markets . The slides for the presentation are available here.
In June 2012, Pierre Siklos, Director, Viessmann European research Centre, participated in a panel organized by CIGI, about the euro crisis, as part of the Canadian Economics Association meetings in Calgary. The slides for the presentation are available here.
In November 2012, Pierre Siklos presented his paper entitled “Another Fine Mess: Repairing the Governance of International Financial Regulation” at the CIGI ’12 Conference in Waterloo. The paper is available from http://www.cigionline.org/publications/2013/1/another-fine-mess-repairing-governance-of-international-financial-regulation. The video of the session he presented in is available from http://www.cigionline.org/videos/session-2-global-financial-regulation-international-governance-of-global-capital-flows while the presentation prepared for the session can be downloaded here.
In December 2012, Pierre Siklos was invited to give a keynote address at the National Bank of Albania (central bank of Albania). The talk entitled “Central Bank Credibility and Reputation: An Historical Analysis” was given at the 7th SEEMHN Conference *Tales of Two Crises: The Great Recession and the Great Recession in South-East Europe in Tirana, Albania. The presentation can be downloaded here.
In January 2013 Pierre Siklos was invited to give a talk entitled “Are We There Yet? The Incomplete Journey to Economic and Monetary Union” at the Third Age Learning group in Guelph. His presentation is available from http://www.thirdagelearningguelph.ca/2013-jan-30-lectures.html.