'Can the Euro save the UK Economy?'

27 February 2009


The newly launched Aston Centre for Europe (ACE) is inviting the general public to Aston University to listen to the views of economic expert, author and former FT editor, David Marsh, on whether the ‘Euro can save the UK economy’.  

Having spent 17 years at the Financial Times, of which the last four were as European Editor, David Marsh CBE, is today one of the UK’s foremost experts on the European economy and one of the best-informed commentators on Germany.

He is the author of several highly-regarded books, and his latest volume, The EURO: The Politics of the New Global Currency (2008, Yale University Press) draws on unique interview and archival material to present a fascinating and intimate portrait of this remarkable financial instrument.

This timely event is organised and sponsored by Aston University's newly-established centre for European affairs, the Aston Centre for Europe (ACE), which is co-directed by Professor John Gaffney and Professor Simon Green.

The Aston Centre for Europe aims both to stimulate and shape debates about Europe and the challenges facing it at a local, national and international level. As part of this mission, ACE will be welcome hosts to a series of high-profile events that will be open to the general public.

“This lecture will undoubtedly provide a timely debate on the current state of the UK economy and we’re delighted to welcome David Marsh, one of the foremost experts in the country, to Aston University,” said Professor Green.

The free public lecture will be held at Aston’s University’s Byng Kendrick Lecture theatre on Wednesday, March 4 from 4pm to 5.30pm. External visitors should report to the University’s main reception.


For further information please contacted Sally Finn on 0121 204 4552