The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance

The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance

Markus Brunnermeier, one of Germany’s best economists, is the director of a new research center at Princeton University, the JRC.

Their inaugural conference “European Crisis: Historical Parallels and Economic Lessons” is now online, together with all the videos of the presentations, including Ricardo Reis, Paul Krugman, and Hans-Werner Sinn. Was there ever a better way to spend your Saturday?! I doubt it…

I will start with the presentation  “Domestic Banking in a Monetary Union: The Spanish Case” by Tano Santos, a very important aspect of this crisis. My guest blogger Henry Kaspar might want to have a look at “Lessons for Europe from American History and from the History of the Gold Standard” by Harlod James, after having written about it himself. What is your favorite?

PS: It is a shame that Markus is not presenting himself. But luckily, there was the famous INET conference in Berlin recently, where he gave a talk on ESBies, the video is here.

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