Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 15:00-17:00
Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the economic issues of the European Union, covering both the microeconomics and macroeconomics of European integration. To understand European economic integration, a thorough understanding of its history, laws and institutions and policies is necessary. Some knowledge of economics is required to facilitate the absorption of this course. However, the book itself reviews all essential economics behind the analysis.
Course Purpose: Initially, the course will investigate the historical context of EU and the structure of its main institutions. Secondly, it will address issues related to the impact of the formation of an economic union on various sectors of the economy, such as agriculture, industry, environment and energy, etc. Particular attention will be paid to macroeconomic themes related to monetary integration. We will further investigate issues concerning enlargement, economic integration and labour market institutions.
Required Textbook: Baldwin & Wyplosz, The Economics of European Integration, McGraw Hill, 4thedition
Additional readings will be provided during the course, if necessary.
Content of the Course:
|1||Chapter 1: History|
|2||Chapter 2: Facts, Law, Institutions and the Budget|
|3||Chapter 3: Decision Making; Principle of Subsidiarity|
|4||Chapter: Mutual Recognition|
|5||Chapter 4: Essential Microeconomic Tools|
|6||Chapter 5: The Essential Economics of Preferential Liberalization|
|7||Midterm Exam 1|
|8||Chapter 8: Economic Integration, Labour markets and Migration|
|9||Chapter 9-10-11: The Macroeconomics of Monetary Integration|
|10||Chapter 12: The Common Agricultural Policy|
|11||Chapter 14: EU Competition and State Aid Policy|
|12||Chapter 16: The European Monetary System|
|13||Chapter 17: The European Monetary Union|
|14||Chapter 18: Fiscal Policy and the Stability Pact|
Grading: The final grade will be determined by a midterm exam, weekly assignments, a short paper and the final exam. They will count toward the final grade as follows:
Midterm Exam 25%
Short Paper 20%
Final Exam 40%
Assignments turned in more than 24 hours late will not be considered and the student will receive zero points for that assignment. The midterm and the final exam will cover reading materials, homework sets, and lecture notes. Absolutely no make-ups will be allowed for the midterms and final exam without prior approval or verifiable medical excuse.
Grade Breakdowns are as follows:
|Letter Grade||Percent (%)||Generally Accepted Meaning|
Good Work, Distinctly above average
Work significantly below average
|F||0-59%||Work that does not meet the necessary requirement for passing the course|
Learning difficulties: If you have special learning challenges, please make an appointment with professor Enila Cenko. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. This service is provided to you by UNYT.
14.10.2015 /Bralind Kiri