COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: ECONOMIC INTEGRATIONS AND EU
Code Course Type Regular Semester Theory Practice Lab Credits ECTS
ECO 433 B 1 3 0 0 3 7.5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Eglantina Hysa
Second Lecturer(s): NA
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: NA
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Elective
Classroom and Meeting Time:
Course Description: This course covers economic and monetary integration of within the European Union (EU). Topics include regional economic integrations types, economic integration of EU, trade policy instruments, EU budged, common policies of EU, exchange rates regimes, theory.
Course Objectives: The course of Economic Integration's aims to introduce students to the main historical, institutional and economic aspects of the process of European economic and monetary integration.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Introduction and Theories of Integration
2 History of European Integration
3 EU Institutions and Policymaking
4 The Goods Market and Manufacturing Policy
5 Labor in the EU
6 Agriculture policy
7 Competition Policy
8 Midterm/Cohesion Policy
9 External Relations
10 Costs and Benefits of Monetary Union
11 The Transition to Monetary Union
12 The European Central Bank
13 Eurozone Monetary Policy
14 Fiscal Policy and Sovereign Debt in the Euro
Prerequisite(s):
Textbook: Molle, Willem. The Economics of European Integration 5th Ed. Ashgate, 2006. De Grauwe, Paul. Economics of Monetary Union 9th Ed. Oxford, 2012
Other References:
Laboratory Work:
Computer Usage:
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Learning some of the most important aspects of the EU such as the role of EU institutions, the historical development of the EU, the economics of the common market, the role of labor in the EU, the Common Agricultural Policy, competition policy and the impact of the single currency.
2 Learning the macroeconomics of integration and the costs and benefits of integration.
3 Understand the process of monetary integration in the EU.
4 Became familiar with the main theories such as the theory of optimum currency area, theory of credibility etc.
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
MSc BAF Program
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Midterm Exam(s)
1
40
Presentation
1
15
Final Exam
1
40
Attendance
5
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Assignments 0
Final examination 1 20 20
Other 2 11 22
Total Work Load:
150
Total Work Load/25(h):
6
ECTS Credit of the Course:
7.5