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Alexandre Lamfalussy holding up a sheet of printed money, on cover of 'Alexandre Lamfalussy. The Wise Man of Euro', by Lannoo Publishers.

Alexandre Lamfalussy. The Wise Man of Euro

By (author) Christophe Lamfalussy
By (author) Ivo Maes
By (author) Sabine Peters


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  • The still relevant analysis of the man who predicted the financial crisis
  • The story of the euro, told by one of its founders
Full Description

In 1949 a young Hungarian immigrant arrived in Belgium, with just a few dollars in his pocket. Fleeing from communist repression in his own country, Alexandre Lamfalussy had come to Leuven to study economics. From these modest beginnings, he succeeded in working his way up to become not only chairman of the board of directors of the Bank of Brussels, but also one of the fathers of the euro and an internationally respected economist. In this book, the Belgian baron tells his life story in a series of interviews never previously published. His testimony covers the history of many different countries, from Belgium to Hungary, and is the tale of one of the truly great Europeans, who strove to reunite the continent following the tragedy of the Second World War.

About the Author

Christophe Lamfalussy is the eldest son of Alexandre Lamfalussy and a journalist. Ivo Maes is professor and senior advisor at the Department of Studies at the National Bank, Belgium. Sabine Peters lectures in history and civilisation at the European Institute of Florence.

Lannoo Publishers
20th Mar 2014
Paperback / softback
World excluding Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Scandinavia
240 mm x 170 mm
256 Pages
40 b&w
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