Fear of contagion from the 18-month old Greek debt crisis grips other Eurozone countries with high fiscal deficits, large public debts and/or weak banks.  Financial markets are on edge.  Public discontent is at an all-time high.  How did we get here?  Is the Eurozone doomed? What should Germany’s role be?  And who are the PIGS?

The Speakers

Christine SauerProfessor of Economics and Director of the International Studies Institute at the University of New Mexico
Christine Sauer is Professor of Economics and Director of the International Studies Institute at the University of New Mexico. A native of Germany, she received her undergraduate training at the University of Kiel. Her PhD is from Brown University and her specialties are applied macroeconomics and monetary policies with emphasis on international and open economy issues. She is the author of Alertnative Theories of Output, Unemployment and Inflation in Germany (1989) as well as articles and conference papers on topics including exchange rate volatility and trade, monetary policy and central bank behavior in the US and Germany. Dr. Sauer is an award winning teacher whose contributions were recognized with UNM’s 2008-9 “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” award and selection as the 2011-13 Presidential Teaching Fellow.


St. John’s College, Junior Commons Room. On September 30, 2011, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

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