Matthias Matthijs

Matthias Matthijs is assistant professor of international political economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.

January 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1

Mediterranean Blues: The Crisis in Southern Europe

Beset by economic and political crises, democracy in southern Europe has been eroding, along with support for the EU. These developments stem largely from the design of the euro, which denies key economic-policy tools to national governments.