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This course introduces students to the key political and economic aspects of European integration, taking a predominantly economic approach. The main economic issues raised by the convergence of nations within the European Union are discussed and applied to relevant political-economic concepts and theories.
The course draws from up-to-date articles, journals and other publications to orient students in current EU integration policy discussion. Open economics, labor productivity, migration flows and monetary integration are among the issues discussed.
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These are just a few of the topics addressed in this course. Please take a look at the instructor’s syllabus for a complete description of the course contents.
- Geography & history of the European Union
- Institutions and Budget: EU laws and legitimacy in EU decision-making
- Basic macroeconomics tools
- State aid: competition, mergers and antitrust policies
- Growth effects and factor market integration
- The effects of integration
- Labor productivity: Europe vs. the US
- European migration flows: 1950-2000
- European imbalances: core-periphery structure & EU regional policies
- Spatial distribution of activities across the EU
- Regional imbalances and convergence process
- Monetary integration
- The European monetary system
* Please see Diploma & Credits section to get more info.