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In his presentation, Mr. Sandbu outlined his view on the current debate on deepening of EMU.  He will made the case that the current trend among EU decision makers to respond to problems by creating centrally controlled instruments is not always the appropriate response.  He further argued the case for developing ‘coalitions of the willing’ for deeper cooperation in specific policy areas.


About the Speaker:

Martin Sandbu has been writing about economics for the FT since 2009, when he joined the paper as Economics Leader Writer. He now writes the FT’s Free Lunch column. Before joining the FT, he taught and carried out research at Harvard, Columbia and Wharton, and has advised governments and NGOs on natural resources and economic development. He is the author of two books, ‘Just Business: Arguments in Business Ethics’ and ‘Europe’s Orphan: The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt’. He holds degrees from Oxford and Harvard.