The Euro at 10: The Next Global Currency?
A joint conference sponsored by the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Bruegel
Joaquín Almunia, European Commission for Economic and Monetary Affairs
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Christian Noyer, Banque de France and European Central Bank
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
October 10, 2008
IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn gave his first major public speech surrounding the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings at the conference "The Euro at 10: The Next Global Currency?" The all-day conference, cohosted by the Peterson Institute and Brussels-based think tank Bruegel, explored questions centered on how the current global financial crisis will affect the relative positions of the euro and the dollar as global currencies.