The Failure of the Euro

09 October 2013

Portrait of Professor David Vines

with Professor David Vines
Professor of Economics

David Vines is Professor of Economics, and a Fellow of Balliol College, at the University of Oxford. He is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. From 2008 to 2012 he was the Research Director of the European Union’s Frame...

Is “good governance in the euro zone” an oxymoron? That’s the question Professor David Vines addresses in this “New Economic Thinking” interview on the failure of the euro. The forecasts made by Professor Vines are particularly apposite in light of the recent German election results, which saw Angela Merkel consolidate her position as Europe’s most powerful leader. As Merkel continues to search for coalition partners, it is worth to considering how the euro zone will look in the aftermath of the German elections.