Date of Defense



Finance and Commercial Law

First Advisor

Dr. Christopher Korth

Second Advisor

Dr. Judy Swisher

Third Advisor

Dr. Ajay Samant


The last ten years have been an era of change for Europe, not only politically, but economically and financially as well. The 1992 Treaty of Maastricht paved the way for a Europe united in more than name, and sought to achieve a goal long promised by the European Union (EU). Europe was to be united under a single currency, the euro. The euro was launched on January 1, 1999 in eleven of the fifteen EU member states. Euro coins and bills entered circulation January 1, 2002 in those member states and Greece, and the twelve national currencies were phased out by July 1 of the same year.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only