Kenen on the euro
Barry Eichengreen, Charles Wyplosz 21 December 2012
One of the world’s most influential international economists, Peter Kenen, passed this week. This column highlights the key role his insights played in the construction of the Eurozone and the problems that arose when his insights were ignored.
Peter Kenen, who passed away peacefully in Princeton, NJ earlier this week, was one of the leading international monetary economists of his – and any – generation. Peter made fundamental contributions to many topics but none more consistently than the question of the euro.
Peter Kenen, optimal currency area