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The Economics of European Integration *

Name of module: The Economics of European Integration *

Exam number: 6406

Semester/Trimester: Semester

Duration of the module: Ein Semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective course): Wahlpflicht

Frequency of module offer: Winter semester 2012/2013

Prerequisites: None

Applicability of module for other modules and study programmes:
Verwendbar als E-Modul. Serviceveranstaltung für Masterstudierende der Kultur- bzw. Rechtswissenschaften.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Daniel Becker

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Daniel Becker

Language of teaching: Englisch

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 7 (T-Modul); 6 (E-Modul)

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
T-Modul: Kontaktzeit (Vorlesung, Übung,Seminar etc.) 60 Std.; Selbststudium: 150 Std. / E-Modul: Kontaktzeit (Vorlesung, Übung,Seminar etc.) 37,5 Std.; Selbststudium: 142,5 Std.

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3+1

Methods and duration of examination:
It is possible to earn a course requirement. Provided that you successfully complete the final written exam (75 % of the final mark) + mandatory essay or presentation (25 % of the final mark).

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: 2/29 (T-Modul); 1/29 (E-Modul)

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Gain an insight into the Economics of European Integration. Learning to apply economic theory to real-world problems.

Contents of the module:
A course in the Economics of European Integration based on the textbook by Baldwin/Wyplosz. Preliminary list of topics:
- A short history and the present state of European Integration
- Essential microeconomic tools
- The essential economics of preferential liberalisation
- Market size and scale effects
- Growth effects and factor market integration
- Economic integration, labour markets and migration
- Essential macroeconomics tools
- The choice of an exchange rate regime (and history) includes impossible trinity
- Optimum Currency Areas
- The Common Agricultural Policy
- Location effects, economic geography and regional policy
- The European Monetary System and the European monetary union
- Fiscal policy and the Stability Pact
- The Financial Markets and the Euro

Teaching and learning methods:
Lecture with integrated tutorial

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Baldwin, Richard E. / Wyplosz, Charles (2009). The Economics of European Integration. McGraw-Hill Higher Education, London.
A more detailed reading list will be available a few weeks before the course starts.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle required
Prof. Dr. Becker's web page