Graham Bishop, one of the most influential Britons on current EU policy-making, participated last week at FinanceEstonia International Forum 2013. His radical but analytical thoughts were presented on the closing session of the panel day together with Estonian Minister of Finance, Jürgen Ligi. The panel was moderated by Edward Lucas, the International Editor of The Economist.
We have the honour to share with you Graham Bhishop’s article “48 Hours in Tallinn City-State” where he reflects his ideas and thoughts on Estonian economy. Please read the article here.
Graham Bishop is renowned for his vision, and the courage to propose radical ideas, yet ground them in a mastery of the technical details of the financial system to the extent that he has even been referred to as a one-man think tank. His influence at the meeting point of politics, economics and finance has built up since the early 1990s, when he pointed out to the Maastricht Treaty negotiators that government debt would have a fundamentally different quality in a common currency. He went on to play a key role in designing the changeover to the euro, both of national currencies and of Europe’s capital markets.