M-RCBG Senior Fellow-Led Study Group: Jean-Pierre Landau

The Euro at 20
January 31, 4:00-5:30| M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer 503)

With guest speaker Adrien Abecassis
Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France

Co-sponsored by Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES)

Following a very successful first decade, the Euro has gone through a bumpier ride since the 2008 – 2010 financial crisis. The 20th anniversary is an opportunity to look at the future, to examine the reforms currently debated, and to revisit the economic arguments that have been presented in condemnation or in defence of the single currency.

Jean-Pierre LandauJean-Pierre Landau is an Associate Professor of Economics at SciencesPo - Paris and a former senior official at the French Treasury and Central Bank. He has served as Deputy Governor of the Banque de France, Executive Director for France at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (Washington, DC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (London). He was also Undersecretary at the Minister of Finance in Paris. In his different capacities, he was a member of the Board of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, a G7 and G20 Deputy and a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB)  and its Steering Committee.  He was Visiting Professor at SAIS (John Hopkins University) and Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School (Princeton University). He co-authored "The Euro and the Battle of Ideas" with Markus Brunnermeier and Harold James published at Princeton University Press in 2016. His main fields of interest include money and international economics, areas where he has direct and extensive experience. As a Senior Fellow, he will be conducting research on "The future of money in a digital world". His faculty sponsor is Jeffrey Frankel, James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University's Kennedy School. Email: jean-pierre_landau@hks.harvard.edu