The Political Economy of European Integration

(Summer 2016)

Prof. Rosella Nicolini

 

Programme

 

Schedule

Date

Time

Topic

Material

 

July 11th 2016

 

9:00 -11:00

 

Geography & History of European Union (EU

 

Slides

Growth

Institutions and budget: EU laws and legitimacy in EU decision making

Slides

  11:10 -13:00

Basic macroeconomics tools: open economics, tariffs and import protections.

Slides

 

 

State aid: competition,    mergers and antitrust policies. Case study: Microsoft.

July 12th 2016 9:00-11:00

European imbalances: core-periphery structure. The EU regional policies

 

 

11:10-13:00

The Challenges of the European Integration: the EURO

 

Slides

Slides

 

 

The EURO effect. The Greek and Spanish crisis

July 13th 2016

14:30-16:30

EU labour market rigidity: labor integration; pensions.

 Slides

  16:40-18:30

Immigration: EU Policies. Welfare system

 Slides

Slides

July 18th 2016

9:00-11:00

Review problem set and introduction to the group activity

 

July 19th 2016

9:00-11:00

11:10-13:00

Group activity in class

 

July 20th 2016

9:00 - 11:00

Final Exam

 

 

Individual problem set (to turn in on July 18th 2016 in class)

 

Other material

Daly, M. (2006): “EU Social Policy after Lisbon”, Journal of Common Market Studies, vol.44(3), pp.461-481,

Bruegel (2008): “Coming of age: report on the Euro Area”,


ECB (2004): “The monetary policy of the ECB
.


Report on EU structure (2007)

Can Europe Be Saved ? (by P. Krugman, NYT)

European drama (Economist, March 2012)

 

From "The Economist"

Crossing continents (competition policy) (from The Economist February 21st 2014)

Just one more fix (from The Economist March 28th 2014)

Brexit [1] [2] (from The Economist June 24th 2016)

 

 

 

Last Update: June 30th 2016