European Integration  Sommer 2018  

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gunther Schnabl
Tutor: Sebastian Müller
Start: 10.04.2018
Date: Tuesday, 15:15 - 16:45
Room: SR 17 (I374)
Language: English


Main Texts

Baldwin, R. and Wyplosz Ch., The Economics of European Integration, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill,  2012.

De Grauwe, P., Economics of Monetary Union, 9th ed., Oxford University Press, 2016.


This course is part of the module International Economic Policy, which also comprises a course in Economic Policy as well as a seminar. Students can chose between participation in the seminars „Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Geldpolitik“ in Eltville or „Finance in Developing and Emerging Markets“ in Leipzig.Two-thirds of the module grade will be based on a written exam covering the two courses. For the seminar you will write a short term paper accounting for the remaining one-third of your module grade.

Contents and Slides

1. European Integration: History and Institutions10.04.18
2.Economics of Preferential Liberalization17.04.18
3.Growth Effects and Factor Market Integration25.04.18
4.The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)08.05.18
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jörg Krämer (Chief economist of Commerzbank AG) on  „Eine neue geldpolitische Strategie für die EZB“, 19:00 - 21:00, HS 908.05.18
5.Location Effects, Economic Geography and Regional Policy15.05.18
6.Economic Integration and Labor Market Institutions22.05.18
7.The Early Years of European Monetary Integration29.05.18
8.The European Monetary System11.06.18
9.The EMU as an Optimum Currency Area?12.06.18
10.Monetary Policy in a Monetary Union 19.06.18
11.Fiscal Policy in a Monetary Union26.06.18
12.Political Integration and Divergence in the EU03.07.18
Written Examination (Sample Exam)27.07.18

letzte Änderung: 31.10.2018