50 Years of Intereconomics

Welcome to the Intereconomics Anniversary Website

Fifty years ago, the first issue of Intereconomics was published. Since then, it has become one of the most influential journals on European economic policy. On this anniversary website, you can see how Intereconomics has evolved over the years and the people that have made the journal what it is today.

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Grand Ambitions

Brigitte Preissl, the Editor-in-Chief of Intereconomics, describes the modernisations and expanded aspirations of the journal during her time at the helm.

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Economic Aspects of the Current EEC Crisis

This article published in the first issue of Intereconomics discusses the economic and political implications of what was at the time one of the worst crises since the foundation of the European Economic Community.

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Editorial Evolution

Irene Wilson, who was one of the Inter-economics editors for 30 years, from 1981 to 2011, describes the changing work environment at the journal, from the shift away from a macho culture to the impact of the internet.

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Towards Reform of the Monetary System

Future German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt discusses the results and problems of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank conference in 1973.

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Relief Instead of Development Aid

Gunnar Myrdal, winner of the 1974 Nobel Prize for economics, had long been an active supporter of developed countries' policy of development aid. However, as time went by, he became increasingly critical of the prevailing form of aid. In this 1981 article, Myrdal presented his case for a new line of aid policy.

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Challenges Facing European Monetary Union

The destabilising effects of the financial crisis threaten the entire eurozone. Will the EMU be able to pass the first serious challenge it faces or is it a fair-weather construction with basic design flaws? What options are available to policymakers? Top economists including Daniel Gros, Thomas Mayer, Jean Pisani-Ferry, André Sapir, Jürgen Matthes, Waltraud Schelkle and Paul De Grauwe debate the future of the eurozone.