Liber amicorum in honor of Prof. Helmut Siekmann's interdisciplinary research

The Liber amicorum on "Monetary Union, Central Banks and a Stable Financial System" is a tribute to the interdisciplinary research of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Helmut Siekmann regarding important aspects of the stability of the monetary and financial system on the European and the national level. At an official ceremony at Goethe University, the editors handed over the anthology to the IMFS Distinguished Professor.

In 36 essays, legal experts and economists look at basic questions and current issues regarding the European Monetary Union, central bank law and monetary policy as well as banking regulation and public finances. Scholars, representatives of central banks and public authorities contributed to this book.

The interdisciplinary approach of the book reflects the academic career of Helmut Siekmann. He received his doctor juris and his post doctoral degree (“Habilitation”) from the University of Cologne. He also earned a degree in economics (“Diplom-Volkswirt”) from the University of Bonn. Professor Siekmann was awarded an honorary doctor’s degree by the University Paris-Dauphine. Before coming to Goethe University in 2006, he was a Professor of Public Law at the University of Bochum. As a Founding Director of the IMFS, Siekmann held the Endowed Chair of Money, Currency and Central Bank Law until March 2018.

Currently, Siekmann is working on an update and English translation of the Commentary on the European Monetary Union that he edited in 2013.

The Liber amicorum (Festschrift) is edited by Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Theodor Baums, who also gave the laudatory speech, Prof. Hermann Remsperger, Prof. Dr. Michael Sachs and Prof. Volker Wieland, Ph.D. In a lecture at the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Chiara Zilioli of the European Central Bank analyzed the mandate of central banks in times of climate change. Prf. Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers, Chairman of the Council of the Foundation of Monetary and Financial Stability, shared solution approaches on the remedy of the regulation overload in the European capital markets law.

Information regarding the Liber amicorum