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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

30056 - EUROPEAN ECONOMIC POLICY


CLEAM - CLEF - CLES-BESS - WBB - BIEF - BIEM - BIG
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 24 - 26 - 31

CLEAM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/02) - CLEF (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/02) - CLES-BESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/02) - WBB (6 credits - II sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/02) - BIEF (6 credits - II sem. - OBCURS  |  SECS-P/02) - BIEM (6 credits - II sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/02) - BIG (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/02)
Course Director:
CARLO ALTOMONTE

Classes: 15 (II sem.) - 16 (II sem.) - 17 (II sem.) - 18 (II sem.) - 24 (II sem.) - 26 (II sem.) - 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 15: STEFANO RIELA, Class 16: ANTONINO VILLAFRANCA, Class 17: STEFANO RIELA, Class 18: FRANCESCO PASSARELLI, Class 24: STEFANO RIELA, Class 26: FRANCESCO PASSARELLI, Class 31: STEFANO RIELA


Course Objectives

The course aims at analysing the economic issues related to the process of European integration through a theoretical and a policy perspective.
Through the study of economic integration theories and the main EU policies, students are able to acquire a critical perspective of the basic issues leading to the development of the European Institutions and the different historical phases of the European Union, ultimately giving birth to the Economic and Monetary Union.  


Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary

The course is composed of three parts.

  • The first part of the course is devoted to the study of the theory of economic integration, considering the market of goods (customs unions, free trade areas), of factors of production (common markets) and the co-ordination of economic policies (economic union). A link is made between the theoretical instruments and the actual evolution of the European integration process.
  • The second part explores the main European policies (common objectives, instruments and financial means), their evolution over time and the corresponding mechanisms of governance.
  • The third part of the course is centred on the Economic and Monetary Union and its effects for the European economy. 

Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Written general final exam or two partial written exams.

Each partial exam is worth 50% of the final mark. The first partial exam covers the theoretical models of Part I (one open question, worth 21 pts.) and the policies of Part II (10 multiple choice questions, 1 pt. each). The second partial exam covers all the remaining topics of the course (two open questions, worth 15 pts. each). You have to pass both partial exams with at least 18/30 to obtain your grade.
Partial exams have to be taken within the same academic year.

Textbooks
  • European Economic Policy, McGraw-Hill Create, special textbook for the course, updated every year.
  • Additional notes/readings are provided in order to update specific topics covered in the program through the Learning Space of the course.
Last change 09/05/2017 16:02