The Euro Area at 20: Evaluating the Real Side of the Economic and Monetary Union

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CfP Deadline Date:
August 24, 2019 at midnight CET.

Conference Event:
November 11-12, 2019

Event Location:
KOF, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Keynote Speaker(s):
Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School
Barry Eichengreen, University of California at Berkeley

Nauro F. Campos, Brunel University London and KOF ETH Zurich,
Jan-Egbert Sturm, KOF ETH Zurich

Since its launch 1999, the single currency has been the subject of continuous scrutiny. As the single currency turns twenty, multiple conferences are taking stock and most of these take a monetary perspective. This workshop offers a fresh and original look at the 20th anniversary of the euro by focusing on its real aspects instead. We will take stock of how the euro area performed in real terms. We are looking for both theoretical and empirical contributions on a wide range of topics having the formation and the development of the euro area as a common theme. Contributions combining rigorous research with policy messages are particularly welcome.
Full papers are welcome on the following non-exclusive list of topics:

•Convergence and the single currency
•Core and periphery in the euro area
•Architecture and development of the euro area
•Single currency and productivity growth
•FDI and the euro
•Trade in goods and services and the single currency
•Structural reforms before and after the single currency
•Labour market institutions, technology and the common currency
•Single currency, high-tech and digitalisation
•Investment and R&D before and after the euro crisis
•Inequality and the euro
•The political support for the Euro

The papers selected for presentation at this workshop will be considered for a special issue of a journal.

Further Information:
Please submit papers by sending an email containing your name, your affiliation and a pdf version of the paper as attachment to