Berlin, Germany

Economics of European Integration

when 30 May 2020 - 11 July 2020
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1650

This course introduces the main economic aspects of the current development of the European Union (EU) and its policies. The basic idea is to discuss general issues in economic integration with a strong emphasis on experiences in Europe. After reviewing the institutional, political and historical background of European integration, the main focus is on the economic analysis of the policies and prospects for the European Union and its economic impacts on individuals, firms and regions.

Some recent developments in the international policy agenda like sovereign debt crises, Brexit and the euro crisis will also be covered.

This course provides an introduction to economic tools and concepts useful for the analysis of European integration. More generally, students learn to apply economic theory to real-world problems.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Volker Nitsch

Target group

The course is open to students from all disciplines.

Credits info

6 EC


- 20% Class participation
- 30% Short Paper (3-5 pages)
- 50% Final exam

Fee info

EUR 1650: course fee
EUR 250: program fee

Early registration discount: -50€ (until April 4, 2020)


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