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Famed economist to speak on U.S. monetary history, euro debate

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Barry Eichengreen will deliver a public talk at Emory University on Tuesday, June 25.

Barry Eichengreen, the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, will present a public talk on U.S. monetary history and its relevance to the current debate on the euro Tuesday, June 25 at Emory University. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in Boynton Auditorium of Goizueta Business School, 1300 Clifton Rd.

Eichengreen also will discuss the history of mutual assistance in the Federal Reserve System and how the relationship between the regional reserve banks evolved during its formative years. In addition, he will address the current debate over the payment system in central bank money (TARGET2) used by the European Monetary Union.

The event is presented by the Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning, Emory’s Department of Economics and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s Leading Global Thinkers in 2011, Eichengreen has taught economics and political science at the University of California at Berkeley for more than 20 years while holding appointments at the National Bureau of Economics Research in Cambridge, Mass., the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and the Peterson Institute of International Economics in Washington, D.C. From 1997-98, he served as senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund. He has published extensively on international economic cooperation, the global financial crisis and international currency.

Admission to the lecture is free, but guests should register to attend.

Event parking
Parking is available in the Fishburne Deck, 1672 North Decatur Rd., Atlanta, 30322

About the Halle Institute
Established in 1997 with a gift from Claus M. Halle, the Halle Institute for Global Learning is Emory’s premier venue for visits by heads of state, distinguished policymakers and influential public intellectuals from around the world. The Halle Institute’s programs strengthen faculty distinction, prepare engaged scholars and foster greater involvement from local, national and international communities.

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