Book reviews: Marsh David, The EURO – The Politics of the New Global Currency

Isadora Lazar


The EURO – The Politics of the New Global Currency, written by David Marsh and published in both English and German, is a very thorough chronicle of the birth of the European common currency, from its early days, almost half a century before, and of its development until nowadays and even beyond, as it includes considerations on short term dynamics. David Marsh describes the story of the euro in a very complex manner, through a detailed, comprehensive and up to date analysis of the gathered data, making a substantial contribution to understanding the linkages between the political, historical, economic, financial, monetary, strategic and personal determinants of the evolution of the single currency.

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DAVID MARSH, The EURO – The Politics of the New Global Currency, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2009

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