Alexandre Lamfalussy: 1929–2015

Alexandre Lamfalussy

Alexandre Lamfalussy, renowned as one of the founding fathers of the euro and a champion of safer financial systems, has died aged 86.

He is perhaps best known as the first president of the European Monetary Institute (EMI) – the precursor to the European Central Bank (ECB) – where he helped lay the foundation for monetary union in Europe.

His accomplishments stretch far beyond the borders of the eurozone, however. During his 17 years at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) he shaped the

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