30-31 May 2019, University of Glasgow The debates about the stability of the Eurozone have brought to the fore the importance of macroeconomic convergence among member countries. The question of convergence has been a crucial element of state bargaining ever since monetary cooperation has gained prominence in the late 1960s, …
The recent State of the Union speech by Jean-Claude Juncker sparked a discussion about the potential wider use of the euro on the international stage. Historically, it is not the first debate of this kind. I review four previous cases of debates on international currencies to reveal the different scenarios associated with their greater use, as well as the need to have a clear objective for a currency’s internationalisation.
A US president taking a unilateral decision that affects European interests. European policymakers outraged at US interference in their affairs. European businesses fearing losing access to some international markets. Sound familiar? This is the story of a crisis that took place in 1982 regarding the Siberian gas pipeline project; its outcome should inspire optimism in the Europeans’ capacity to counteract Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Iranian nuclear deal.
La Double Démocratie offre une analyse stimulante des problèmes actuels de l’ensemble européen, et des mesures à mettre en place pour en améliorer le fonctionnement.
The successful candidate will be part of the ERC-funded project The Making of a Lopsided Union: Economic Integration in the European Economic Community, 1957-1992 (EURECON). The position is for 2 years.
Applications are invited for one 3-year PhD scholarship in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow, within the framework of the ERC-funded EURECON project.