Fifty years ago, the first issue of Intereconomics was published. In honour of this anniversary, Barry Eichengreen, Charles Wyplosz, Simon Wren-Lewis, Otmar Issing, Pascal Lamy, Niels Thygesen, Daniel Gros, Mikkel Barslund, Karl Aiginger and Li-Gang Liu have contributed papers to a Forum that looks back on five decades of European integration â from the early days of the European Economic Community to the lingering effects of the recent financial crisis. The contributions also look ahead to what the future holds for the European Union, covering issues as diverse as global trade, the future of the euro, reviving economic growth, the impact of demography and international relations.
To commemorate the journal’s 50th anniversary, Intereconomics has opened its archives and created a new website that looks back on the major economic topics covered in its pages over the last half century. We invite you to peruse a selection of notable articles â on topics ranging from the collapse of Bretton Woods to the debate over whether the European Economic Community should adopt a common currency, and from the end of communism to the post-crisis turn to austerity policies. These articles shine a light on the prevailing economic thought as major events unfolded.
In January 1966, the Hamburg Institute for International Economics (HWWA) published the first edition of Intereconomics, a new monthly review of international trade and development, and Ernst Niemeier wrote the first editorial for the journal. Now, five decades later, he writes about the change in mainstream economic thinking since the 1960s.
Since the start of the euro crisis and the Greek crisis in 2010, the US perception of the economy of the European Union has been dismal, probably worse than ever. To many Americans, Europe appears as a historical theme park rather than a modern, dynamic economy. This sense of malaise lingers, but Anders Ã slund explains why this picture may change for the better.
from Barry Eichengreen and Charles Wyplosz's Forum article Minimal Conditions for the Survival of the Euro
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