WHAT: "Year of the Euro," a conference that will explore the potential and probable impacts of Europe's new single currency on the international monetary system, European Union enlargement and the European economy.
Prominent monetary experts from the University of California, Berkeley, lead the program, which is being sponsored by the campus's Institute of European Studies and hosted by the Haas School of Business.
WHEN: 2-4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2002.
WHERE: The Wells Fargo Room at the Haas School, located on the east side of campus on Gayley Road, between Hearst Avenue and Bancroft Way.
WHO: Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science, is widely published on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. He will explore the effects of the euro on the international monetary system and on the future of European integration.
Maurice Obstfeld, professor of economics, has consulted for the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Commission and several central banks. He will discuss the future of the euro-dollar exchange rate, and if the dollar will stay at its current rate of exchange with the euro.
Andrew K. Rose, professor of international and director of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at the Haas School, will examine the euro's impact on the European economy and trade within the European Monetary Union.