Eurocrisis Minefield: Mapping the Way Out

Rice University’s Baker Institute is celebrating its 20th year with a special series of events that highlight its programs and research. “The Eurocrisis Minefield: Mapping the Way Out” will convene senior policymakers, academics and practitioners in Houston for a public discussion of this globally relevant issue. This conference, organized by the Baker Institute's International Economics Program, aims to raise awareness of the evolving risks in Europe by asking speakers to uncover the remaining hotspots and identify the most salient solutions for avoiding danger and exiting the crisis.

As part of the conference, speakers at the event wrote a series of related commentaries:

"One-size-fits-all monetary policy" by Mark Wynne, Ph.D.
"Historical Trilemmas" by Michael D. Bordo, Ph.D.
"Corporate sector debt in peripheral Europe" by George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.
"The euro area institutional framework" by Andrea Montanino, Ph.D.
"Eurabetes" by Marvin J. Barth, Ph.D.
"European debt woes unresolved" by Russell Green, Ph.D.

 

Agenda

1:00 pm    

Welcoming Remarks
Russell A. Green, Ph.D.
Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics, Baker Institute

Introduction
The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Founding Director, Baker Institute

1:15 pm    

Keynote Presentation: Understanding the Eurozone
The Honorable Robert B. Zoellick
Former President, World Bank

 2:30 pm     Break
2:45 pm    

Panel I — It’s Only Money: How Can the Euro Succeed?
Moderator: Russell A. Green, Ph.D., Baker Institute

Andrea Montanino, Ph.D. (slides)
Executive Director, International Monetary Fund 

Michael D. Bordo, Ph.D. (slides)
Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Monetary and Financial History, Rutgers University

Megan Greene (slides)
Chief Economist, Maverick Intelligence, UK 

4:30 pm      Break 
4:45 pm     

Panel  II — Upside Risk or Upside Down: Eurozone Policy Challenges 
Moderator: The Honorable Robert L. Clarke, Senior Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

George Tsetsekos, Ph.D. (slides)
Dean Emeritus and George B. Francis Professor of Finance, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University

Mark Wynne, Ph.D. (slides)
Vice President; Associate Director of Research; and Director, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute; Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Marvin J. Barth, Ph.D. (slides)
Senior Investment Manager — Portfolio Strategist, Covariance Capital Management 

 6:30 pm     Reception 

 

Webcast 

 

 

To view the entire conference, please click below:

Video 1: Keynote Address: Robert B. Zoellick

Video 2: Panel I — It’s Only Money: How Can the Euro Succeed?

Video 3: Panel  II — Upside Risk or Upside Down: Eurozone Policy Challenges