|TITLE||The Economics of European Integration|
|LEVEL||03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DESCRIPTION||This unit aims to provide a detailed analysis of European economic integration. It builds on the introductory microeconomic theories and concepts acquired during the first year of the course. The unit includes both the theoretical aspect of economic integration as well as its implementation in practice in Europe. Thus, different forms of integration from customs union to the single market are examined, together with their implications. The unit aims to enable students to understand the rationale for economic integration and the consequences. The unit also covers topical issues, such as Brexit and tax harmonisation.
- What is economic integration?
- The theory of economic integration?
- The EU Single Market
- Brexit and the EU
- The future of the EU single market.
Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:
- El-Agraa, Ali (2011) 'The European Union Economics and Policies', Cambridge University Press, 9th Edition.
- Pelkmans, Jacques (2006) ' European Integration Methods and Economic Analysis', Pearson Education Limited, 3rd Edition.
- Baldwin, R. & Wyplosz, C. (2019) The Economics of European Integration. (6th ed.) McGraw Hill Education.
- Nello, S. S. (2009) The European Union: economics, policies and history. (3rd ed.) McGraw-Hill.
- Europa Website, journals and other relevant sources.
|ADDITIONAL NOTES||Students are required to have a sound Economics background, i.e. Macro/ Micro/Trade Theory/International Economics.
This study-unit is offered only to students taking European Studies.
Important: Please note that students will be required to deliver a presentation of around 20 minutes on their assignment. Presentations will be carried out in groups and do not form part of the method of assessment of this study-unit.
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
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