The Robert Triffin Chair (Chaire Robert Triffin) was inaugurated by the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in October 2004 with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo.

The Chair is currently held by Dr. Ivo Maes, Senior Advisor at the Research Department of the National Bank of Belgium. Please find below a summary (in French) of its most recent edition.  

L'Union Economique et Monétaire (EUSL2104)

Chaire Robert Triffin

Février 2017

Ivo Maes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Donner une bonne compréhension du processus de la construction et du fonctionnement de l'UEM.


I Introduction

A. La théorie des zones monétaires optimales

B. Les stratégies d'intégration monétaire

II La relance de l'UEM

A. Le plan pour un marché unique: la dimension financière

B. L'Acte Unique: la dimension monétaire

C Le Rapport Delors

III Les années 1990

A. Le Traité de Maastricht

B. La crise du SME

IV La crise financière du 21e siècle

A. La crise de la dette hypothécaire aux Etats-Unis

B. La crise de la dette souveraine de la zone euro

Visite à ING (3 mars février à 14h)


- Syllabus (slides et textes)

- Maes Ivo and Kenneth Dyson, Editors, Architects of the Euro: Intellectuals in the Making of European Monetary Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press, August 2016.

- Maes Ivo and Frank Moss (eds.), Progress through crisis?, ECB, 2014

- Ivo Maes, Half a Century of European Financial Integration, Mercatorfonds, 2007



Evaluation : Examen oral

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