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 and working of EU institutions. 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. EU fundamentals and institutions
1.1. Evolution of European integration
1.2. Economic fundamentals of the EU
1.2.1. Microeconomic fundamentals
1.2.2. Macroeconomic fundamentals
1.3. EU institutions and decision making
1.4. EU budget
2. EU single market
2.1. Evolution of the Single market
2.2. Four freedoms of the Single market
2.3. Removing physical barriers
2.4. Removing technical barriers
2.5. Removing tax barriers
3. EU policies with exclusive/predominant EU competence
3.1. Monetary policy
3.2. Trade policy
3.3. Agricultural policy
3.4. Competition policy
4. EU policies with shared member states' and EU competences
4.1. EU economic-financial governance
4.2. Cohesion (regional) policy
4.3. Competitiveness policy
4.4. Climate and sustainability policy
4.5. Energy policy
4.1. Industrial policy
4.3. Transport policy
5. Current challenges for EU economic policies
5.1. Euro area challenges (Economic governance, banking union, capital markets union, fiscal union)
5.2. Sustainable development challenges (European Green Deal)
5.3. Migration and security challenges
5.4. Political challenges

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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