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"It is a total illusion to believe that the reform of economic governance might prevent crises in the future. These measures alone will not do it. We need more than that."
-Axel Weber, visiting professor of economics

Weber spoke at an IGM Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum in May. His presentation focused on how EU leaders are taking the right steps but still need to commit to a tighter set of rules. Weber was the president of the Deutsche Bundesbank and served as a member of the governing council of the European Central Bank between 2004 and 2011 before joining the Booth faculty earlier this year. For more on Weber’s speech, go to and enter the keyword "illusion."


Last Updated 9/13/11