On Tuesday 14 February 2012, Jan Kregel (Levy Economics Institute, Bard College) gave a lecture ‘Six Lessons from the Euro Crisis for Completing the European Project’, jointly organised by SID and the Institute of Social Studies (ISS).

Kregel discussed the general implications of the current crisis for the European Union, and highlighted six basic lessons that we can draw. These lessons were on a range of varrying topics such as the (dis)advantages of the creation of currency zones, the convergence of Economic Policies in Europe, German power, the common market and national debt.

A critical reflection on Kregel’s lecture was provided by Ivo Arnold, Vice Dean of the Erasmus School of Economics. The discussion was moderated by Andrew Fischer of the ISS.

Find the complete summary report here. De Volkskrant covered Kregel’s lecture in a news article (in Dutch).