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The End of the Euro: The Uneasy Future of the European Union

The End of the Euro: The Uneasy Future of the European Union


" is a consistently insightful and incisive writer and I await each of his books with real anticipation." —Tyler Cowen, The

"[Johan Van Overtveldt's] analysis of the consequences for the euro project is compelling. I hope politicians will read this book before they try to put the European project back together." —Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

"The End of the Euro is a must for all those wondering whether the euro is heading for abyss or salvation. It succinctly analyzes the causes of the euro crisis...Read history while it is unfolding." —Derk Jan Eppink, member of the Economic Monetary Committee of the

"Johan Van Overtveldt’s account is essential reading for anyone wishing to grasp the root causes of the eurozone crisis...Looking ahead, his prediction is as bold as it is pertinent: unless the euro replicates the stability of the deutschmark, it will be Germany that finally turns out the lights on the single currency." —Mats Persson, director of the London-based think tank Open Europe

"A whole generation of Europeans has found comfort in the idea that economic cooperation has overruled the pull of power politics and even some basic laws of economics. This book forcefully squashes that illusion. A must-read!” —Jonathan Holslag, research fellow at the Brussels Free University

"Here at last is a book about the US Federal Reserve that is neither impossibly technical nor populist. The author is obviously extremely familiar with the American financial and political scene." —Samuel Brittan, Financial Times
, February 22, 2009
"A timely study that will help readers interpret the headlines, though it offers little comfort to those hoping for a quick solution to the present mess." —Kirkus Reviews
, January 15, 2009
"Anyone who wants to understand the role of the Fed in the current crisis will find this an accessible primer." —Publishers Weekly
, February 22. 2009
" is a consistently insightful and incisive writer and I await each of his books with real anticipation." —Tyler Cowen, The Marginal Revolution Blog

"This is an admirably detailed and thoroughly welcome history of a great centre of economic thought." —The Economist
, June 23, 2007
"Overtveldt is at his best in his depiction of the ruthless yet stimulating internal culture of the department during these years...Rather than quench debate, Overtveldt argues that for those who could withstand the pressure, the intellectual hazing helped hone their ." —Kim Phillips-Fein, Chicago Tribune
, June 25, 2007
"Its exploration of the interaction between institution and idea is unique and fascinating." —Publishers Weekly
, March 26, 2007
"A landmark in the history of economic thought." —Tyler Cowen, The
, June 5, 2007

About the Author

Johan Van Overtveldt is the editor in chief and managing director of Trends, Belgium's leading weekly on business and economics. He has published several books in Dutch and contributes to The Wall Street Journal Europe and other publications. Also the author of Bernanke's Test and The Chicago School, he lives in Brussels.

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