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The Economics of European Integration

Course
2013-2014

Admission requirements

BSA minimal (40ects)

Description

The first supranational European projects, the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community, were both based on economic institutions and economic regulation. Nearly all of the major steps towards the European Union taken in the following years also had a claer economic rationale. These included the creation of a Common Agricultural Policy, the introduction of regional and social policies, and the creation of an Economic and Monetary Union. Europe’s recent expansion to the east has also brought forward several economic challenges. Most recently, Europe has been dealing with a severe financial and economic crisis that may require new initiatives in the field of European integration.
This course aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the economic rationale behind the process of European integration and the current economic challenges facing the European Union. To do so, it will first introduce students with the basics of economic and trade theory.

Course objectives

  • To provide students with a basic understanding of the economics behind the process of European integration and the main policies of the European Union.

  • To provide students with an understanding of the current economic challenges facing the European Union.

Timetable

See website

Method of instruction

Lectures

Reading list

To be determined

Registration

Via uSis

Contact information

Dhr. Dr. J.S. Oster