TRADE 7016 - The Economics of European Integration

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 2 - 2018

The course analyses the trade and development economics of European economic integration since 1945. The main focus is on applying trade and development economic theory, especially trade and open economy macro/international finance, but also public finance and micro topics related to harmonizing competition policy, regulation, etc., Attention is also paid to the historical and institutional background and the political economy of decision-making in Europe. The outline is roughly chronological: Week 1 - 1950 until the 1970's, Week 2 - the 1980's and 1990's, and Week 3 - the twenty-first century. It is however, an applied economics course, not international relations or narrative history.

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