Economics of European Integration

Economics of European Integration

Course dates:
30 May, 2020 to 11 July, 2020
Fee:
1,650 €
Topics:
Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Saturday, 2 May, 2020
University:
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)
Berlin, Germany

Course Description

What is today’s role of the European Union? After decades towards greater integration, economic relationships have recently become more fragile. Examples of the rise of disintegration include tendencies of secession and the exit of countries from international institutional arrangements. In view of strong interdependencies between economic actors (global supply chains), these disruptions seem to be particularly costly and may require appropriate policy responses.

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.

Accommodation

FUBiS offers the following accommodation options:

  • Single room in shared apartments at the student dorms
  • Youth hostel JuLi
  • Homestay with Berlin host family
  • The Student Hotel

For more details on the different accommodations options, please click here.

Registration

The easiest way to register to FUBiS is by using the online registration form. You can find detailed information on how to register here.

ECTS accreditation

6 ECTS

Contact information

Email: fubis@fubis.org

Phone: +49 30 838 73 472