Page last updated at 10:01 GMT, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:01 UK

Adam Posen: Break-up of eurozone 'very ill-advised'


Serious questions are being asked about the competence of economic policy makers in the Western world.

Adam Posen is about to retire as one of the independent members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy committee.

He tells Stephen Sackur that if Germany were to allow a break-up of the eurozone it would be "political pandering".

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Wednesday 22 August at 03:30, 08:30, 15:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel at 04:30 BST on Wednesday 22nd August 2012 and 00:30 BST on Thursday 23 August 2012

Watch recent episodes online (UK only) or subscribe to our podcast. Find out who is coming up on the programme by following us on Twitter


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific