Elisabeth Holoubek was born in Helsinki in 1961. She studied Business Informatics at the University of Vienna, and graduated with a master's degree (Mag.rer.soc.oec), in 1988. After she had gained many years of experience as a Software Engineer and Project Manager in the IT branch, she began with two postgraduate MBA studies in Project and Process Management as well as Banking at the WU Executive Academy of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. During her studies, she developed an increasing interest into the analysis of the causes and effects of the current economic crisis. Especially, as a mother of three sons, she was worried about the rocketing European youth unemployment, and therefore keen to develop a model which could help to keep political stability, and to increase economic growth in Europe. Her first book's focus is on Eurobonds which have been suggested in order to tackle the European crisis.