27 July 2018
Current Issues on the European Union in a Global World
The course aims at providing an economic analysis of the European Union countries, with a special focus on the Eurozone. It studies how and to what extent the European Union countries have independent economic policies to handle the present economic crisis and to foster economic growth. The course also covers basic historical and critical tools for understanding the construction and integration processes of the European Union after World War II. Moving to the present, students will reflect on different aspects of the European Welfare policies. Special reference will be made to the implications of a Single currency on the economies of the EMU countries. The role of the European Central Bank when facing the danger of deflation will also be studied, along with the asymmetries and economic disparities across the Economic and Monetary Union. Students will also gain a clearer understanding of the general macroeconomic policies applied across the EU.
EUR 150: Registration fee for non UPF partner institutions
EUR 900: Tuition fee for 6 ECTS credit course