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International Business Administration

European Economic Integration

Exam number: 6658

Semester: from 1st semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester

Prerequisites: Bachelor in Business Administration/Economics or equivalent

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Ingo Geishecker, PhD

Name of the professor: Prof. Ingo Geishecker, PhD

Language of teaching: Englisch

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.): 45 h; self-study: 135 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 4

Methods and duration of examination:
90 minutes of written exam plus three home assignments which together count for 25% of the final grade.

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
The course teaches core elements of economics of integration with a focus on the European Union. It covers relevant micro and macroeconomic theories as well as econometric methods to analyse economic integration empirically.
Primary aim of the course is to provide students with a solid knowledge of the workings of economic integration. Secondary aim is to give students a solid methodologically base to build upon in subsequent economics classes. This involves basic mathematical skills as well as statistical techniques.
Core competencies:
- Knowledge of fundamental micro- and macroeconomic models
- Ability to comprehend empirical studies and carry out basic descriptive analyses
- Ability to transfer and apply knowledge to new analytical problems

Contents of the module:
Microeconomics of Economic Integration
Competition and the European Market
European Trade: Theory and Statistical Analysis
Labour Market Integration
Macroeconomics of Monetary Integration
Economic Geography

Teaching and learning methods:
Lectures, tutorials

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Compulsory reading: Richard Baldwin and Charles Wyplosz: “Economics of European Integration”
and further articles announced during the semester

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.