On Wednesday, October 24, the Atlantic Council hosted a discussion on the future of Europe’s single currency with Dr. Thomas Mayer, Deutsche Bank’s former chief economist and current senior advisor to the bank. 


Europe’s ongoing sovereign debt crisis has exposed fundamental flaws in the euro’s underlying architecture. The lack of political will on behalf of Europe’s leadership to take bold actions to restore confidence has only compounded the eurozone’s woes. More than two years after the outbreak of the crisis, investors continue to doubt whether European leaders can and will implement the necessary reforms. Dr. Mayer drew on his extensive experience at some of the world’s leading financial institutions to sketch out the future of the euro, the measures it will take for the currency to survive, and what the aftermath might look like if these efforts fail.

Thomas Mayer is senior fellow at the Center of Financial Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt and senior advisor to Deutsche Bank’s management and key clients. From 2010 to 2012 he was chief economist of Deutsche Bank Group and head of Deutsche Bank Research. He has previously held senior positions at Goldman Sachs and the International Monetary Fund. 


Dr. Thomas Mayer
Senior Advisor
Deutsche Bank AG 

Moderated by 

Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council 

This speaker series is hosted in partnership with Deutsche Bank.


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