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Rolf Strauch On Europe’s Reboot, Managing Sovereign Risk and Euro Growth

Macro Hive
Finance, Economics, FX, G7, Investment Strategies, Macro

Rolf Strauch is Chief Economist and Management Board Member of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), which he joined in July 2010. These entities provide financial assistance to euro-area countries experiencing financing problems. Rolf represents the ESM and EFSF in European fora and negotiates with Member States. Prior to this, Mr Strauch worked at the European Central Bank from 2000–2010 and served previously as an economist at the Deutsche Bundesbank. In this podcast we discuss:

 

  1. How successful were the European rescue packages during the euro sovereign crisis?
  2. How did the economic policy response to COVID of Europe compare to the US?
  3. How the ESM is changing
  4. Outlook around Europe’s Next Generation EU stimulus
  5. The growth of the common EU bonds and green bonds
  6. How advanced is Europe’s banking union?
  7. Can Europe’s capital markets grow to US levels?
  8. Impact of Brexit on EU institutions
  9. Euro-area growth outlook
  10. Recommended books: The Globotics Upheaval (Baldwin)

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