May 10, 2019

NEW YORK, May 13, 2019 — Columbia SIPA faculty will visit the National School of Public Administration in Zagreb, Croatia, to conduct a program on European monetary and banking union May 13 and 14.

The program, which will enroll a group of almost 30 high-level government officials, was organized by SIPA’s Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG) in partnership with the School’s Picker Center for Executive Education. It was initiated by the office of Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.

The economist Jan Svejnar, who leads CGEG, said the course will focus on current issues in the European monetary and banking union and explore the effect of Euro currency on the economic growth of countries, like Slovakia and Estonia, that adopted it a decade ago.

“This extraordinary program combines Columbia faculty experts with veteran policy makers who can speak from personal experience,” said Svejnar.

Other participating faculty include William B. Eimicke, founding director of the Picker Center, Arvid Lukauskas, executive director of the Picker Center and of SIPA’s MPA program in Economic Policy Managementand Anne Sibert, visiting professor of international and public affairs.

For more information about the fund and program, please contact Arvid Lukauskas.