Economic Policies Of The EU

Aims of the course

The main objective of the course is to broaden and deepen the understanding and knowledge of the students about those economic policies of the EU that have direct and / indirect impact on activities of economic and other institutions on the intenral market of the EU. Based on this course, students will be able to understand the practical operation and theoretical logic of key EU economic policies. They will also be able to understand the division of responsibilities between the member states and the EU in determining the concept, implementation and monitoring the effects of EU economic policies.

Course syllabus

1. Conceptual basis for EU economic integration
1.1. Evolution of European integration
1.2. EU institutions and decision making
1.3. EU budget
1.2. Economic principles
2. Internal EU market
2.1. Free movement of goods
2.2. Free movement of people
2.3. Free movement of services
2.4. Free movement of capital
3. Policies with predominant/exclusive EU involvement
3.1. Competition policy
3.2. Trade policy
3.3. Agricultural policy
3.4. Monetary policy
4. Policies with shared national/EU responsibilities
4.1. Industrial policy
4.2. Cohesion (regional) policy
4.3. Transport policy
4.4. Environmenatal policy
4.5. Fiscal and macro policy coordination
5. New challenges for EU economic policies
5.1. Energy and climate change
5.2. Competitiveness (Europe 2020)
5.3. Eurozone debt crisis

Course director(s)

  • Office Hours
  • Monday at 16:30 in P-345
  • Office Hours
  • Tuesday at 14:00 in P-301
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