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Future of the Euro topic for BYU lecture Oct. 5

Wade Jacoby, director of Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe and professor of political science, and Richard W. Evans, assistant professor economics at BYU, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Their topic will be “Is the Euro Toast?” The public is welcome to attend.

Jacoby has written two books: “Imitation and Politics: Redesigning Modern Germany and the Enlargement of the EU” and “NATO: Ordering from the Menu in Central Europe,” in addition to publishing numerous articles in World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Politics and Society, the Review of International Political Economy the Review of International Organizations and the British Journal of Industrial Relations. He is co-editor of German Politics and serves on the editorial boards of Governance and European Security.

A native of Washington, Jacoby received a bachelor’s degree in European studies from BYU and a doctorate in political science from MIT and completed coursework on EC/EU and German foreign and security policy at the University of Bonn.

Evans specializes in international macroeconomics, monetary economics and computational economics. Evans has published articles such as “Is Openness Inflationary? Imperfect Competition and Monetary Market Power” and “Integration of the Surgeon’s Certificates with the Pension Application Groupings in the Union Army Dataset.” He received a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in public policy from BYU and a doctorate in economics from the University of Texas-Austin. 

This lecture will be archived at For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or


Writer: Melissa Connor

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