"The Euro and the Battle of Ideas" - Best Books of 2016

Friday, Dec 16, 2016
by vrosenth

The Economist, The Financial Times and Bloomberg recognized  "The Euro and the Battle of Ideas" as one of the Best Books of 2016.  JRCPPF congratulates the authors,  Markus Brunnermeier, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics at Princeton and founding director of JRCPPF; Harold James, the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies and professor of history and international affairs at Princeton University and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Jean-Pierre Landau, professor of economics at SciencesPo and former Visitor to JRCPPF.  JRCPPF is very proud of having supported the work that culminated in the publication of this important book.

From The Economist: "The Euro and the Battle of Ideas. By Markus Brunnermeier, Harold James and Jean-Pierre Landau. Princeton University Press; 440 pages; $35 and £24.95
Three authors focus on France and Germany to tease out the clashing economic ideas that make up the euro project. The Germans like rules and discipline, and fret about excessive debt and the moral hazard created by bail-outs. The French prefer flexibility and discretion, and worry about the lack of a mutualised debt instrument. German policymakers are often lawyers, French ones more frequently economists. Not a happy marriage."

The Financial Times’ Best Books of 2016 list is a round-up of “must-read titles” from the past year. 

Bloomberg lists the most popular choices in its annual book recommendations.

To learn more and to watch videos of a recent talk by two of the authors go here.

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