Eurozone Contagion: Implications for the US Economy

International Roundtable

May 20, 2010: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Greece's GDP is only 2% of the EU's GDP. So, why is this small country having an outsized effect on the markets as worries of debt contagion grow?


Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

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Event Details

Social unrest in Greece, coupled with uncertainity over whether European countries will approve the bailout plan, fuel concerns whether Spain, Italy, and Portugal are the next dominos. Adolfo Laurenti will assess the implications for the US economy, the parallels to Argentina in 2000 and the financial crisis of 2008, and the future of European institutions and conventional wisdom, such as the European Central Bank, Germany's commitment to pan-European economic and political solidarity, and the credibility of the Euro as a major world currency.


No Charge


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Deadline: 5/20/2010


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Cash bar at The Midway Club

Speaker Profiles

Adolfo L. Laurenti (Speaker)
Deputy Chief Economist and Managing Director, Mesirow Financial


Karl Buschmann 


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