GREECE, THE EUROZONE AND THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK’S MONETARY POLICY
Meet Mats Persson, professor of Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University. Welcome!
DAY: Wednesday, November 4th
PLACE: SEB-salen, School of Business, Economics and Law, Vasagatan 1, Göteborg
RSVP: Right here, November the 1 at the latest.
Free admission. The Lecture will be held in english.
About Mats Persson
Mats Persson is professor of Economics at the Institute for
International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University,
with a main research focus on macroeconomics and public
economics. He received a PhD in Economics in 1979 at the Stockholm School of Economics. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), and the Prize Committee for the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Mats is the author of the book “Den europeiska skuldkrisen” (The European debt crisis),
where he criticizes the money transfers that have been made
with the aim to save the euro since the debt-crises unfolded
in 2010. His point is that the euro was never in danger, that
the transfers primarily have benefitted the banks and that they
have encouraged continued harmful risk taking.