This international finance seminar began with a simple question: Is the European Monetary System sustainable in its current configuration? The roots lie in the United States’ economic troubles, so what caused them? As economists, analysts, legislators and the general public scramble for answers, it seems that everyone is in the dark, with no more a grasp on the causes than on the solutions.

This work was conducted by the Spring 2015 Econ 482: International Finance class at the University of Mary Washington. We are a class of 16 hailing from backgrounds in economics, business, international affairs, and finance. The class includes:

  • Cameron Branning
  • Timmy Clay
  • Lauren DiRago-Duncan
  • Stephanie George
  • Justin Lawrence
  • David Lunding-Johansson
  • Scott McPeak
  • Brett Pennetti
  • Antonio Ramirez
  • Ashley Rowles
  • Allyson Schettino
  • Maria Serpas
  • Molly Smith
  • Hannah Tatreau
  • Sophia Therrialt
  • William Wilkinson
    & Dr. Steven A. Greenlaw

The original analysis was done during the Spring 2015 semester; the analysis was revised during Summer 2015, and published online in Fall 2015. This site was designed and edited by Sophia Therriault.  While the academic year is over, the shocks to financial and economic systems have not fully played out, so we will continue this analysis until they do.

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