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DUMONT B. - The Economics of European Integration (30 / 20h)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • better understand European integration methods and their economic effects;
  • identify trade-offs in the design of EU regulations in different fields and evaluate them from an economic point of view;
  • perform a subsidiarity test on the economic powers of the EU;
  • indicate EU achievements with respect to liberalisation, approximation, and policies linked to the establishment and functioning of the internal market;
  • explain European equity issues and the economic functions for the EU budget.

COURSE CONTENTS

The course combines economic analysis of the major aspects of integration with an understanding of the economic, legal and institutional integration methods employed in the EU. It provides economic tools for appraising the objectives and process of integration, assessing the economic framework of the EU and analysing the impact of EU regulation. It is intended to equip students with the necessary knowledge for more specialised courses. It presents various tests and criteria for evaluating the economic powers of the Union.