Money Doctor's sem: Ivo Maes and Ilaria Pasotti "Robert Triffin - a life"

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: via Zoom (zoom link sent out the same day)
  • Lecturer: Ivo Maes (National Bank of Belgium) and Ilaria Pasotti (independent)
  • Organiser: Department of Economic History / UCBH
  • Contact person: Anders Ögren
  • Seminarium

The first biography of Robert Triffin, an economist who played a key role in the international monetary debates in the postwar period and the construction of Economic and Monetary Union in Europe

Highlights Triffin’s analysis of the vulnerabilities of our international monetary system, based on a national currency, the dollar

Places the “Triffin Dilemma” - Triffin’s criticism of the Bretton Woods system - in context of a lifetime of achievement

Provides insight to the life and career of one of the intellectual fathers of the euro.


Organisers: Anders Ögren (Uppsala University/UCBH) Andrés Álvarez (Universidad de los Andes), Vincent Bignon (Banque de France) and Masato Shizume (Waseda University).