Learning objectives |
At the end of the course the student is able to:
• Explain the way in which the EU integrates markets and policies;
• Describe the advantages and disadvantages of economic integration in the EU;
• Discuss aspects of economic integration in the EU.
Integration in the European Community Union is founded on the merging of markets and the harmonisation of interventions in and regulation of markets by public agents, and has progressed most in the area of economics. Markets for all goods and services have been unified and economic policies of the member states are largely determined by common decision-making or have been completely shifted to the European Community level. The Economic and Monetary Union is the latest major step in this process. As a result, companies now operate in an European environment and national policymakers are constrained by EC regulations.
The course provides the student with an economic analysis of the effects of integration of markets for goods and services, the creation of common policies and harmonisation of the regulation of markets. Monetary integration in the Economic and Monetary Union is covered as well.
The course is offered for both Dutch and exchange students.
Lectures, tutorial groups.
• Presentations and assignments (40% of final grade);
• Written examination (60% of final grade).
Attendance at the first lecture and handing in of the assignments each week.
In case online access is required for this course and you are not in the position to buy the access code, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for an alternative solution. Please note that access codes are not re-usable meaning that codes from second hand books do not work, as well as access codes from books with a different ISBN number. Separate or spare codes are usually not available.