Banner Viadrina

Master of Arts
in European Studies

Lehrveranstaltungen

European Economy in Practice

6 ECTS 

Seminar: Zentralbereich Politik / Zentralbereich Wirtschaft / WPM 1: Regieren inEuropa / WPM 6: Wirtschaftspolitik in Europa / Praxismodul: praxisrelevante Fertigkeiten

Online Block, Veranstaltungsbeginn: 15.05.2020

This course aims at familiarising the students with current issues of the European economy as they are addressed in practice: policy making at EU level and implementation. In the current context of increasing emphasis on environmental issues, we first lookinto the specific priorities of the EU longer term strategy for jobs and growth; and we consider the means and mechanisms forfinancing the relevant initiatives. Then we turn to some of the most high profile policies: the Common Agricultural Policy - what does it do and what are its problems and its future? Competition Policy - why is it that Microsoft, Apple and Google are faced with theEuropean Commission? Trade Policy - why has the EU trade agreement with Canada caused so many reactions by the public? We then turn to some broader (macroeconomic) governance issues: how does the EU ensure that the public finances of the Member States remain sound? And how does the European Central Bank keep the euro strong and stable? What are the consequences ofthe UK’s withdrawal from the EU? Finally, we consider the measures currently envisaged to deepen the European Economic and Monetary Union: complete the banking union, establish a euro area budget etc. Students are brought up to speed with the mostrecent developments in these fields.

Hinweise zur Veranstaltung/zum Blockseminar: Anmeldung bis zum 15.04.2020 unter: mes_students@europa-uni.de

Leistungsnachweise: Präsentation für 3 ECTS; Essay (ein oder mehere Themen, 12 Seiten) für 6 ECTS

European Economy in practice

Seminar: Zentralbereich Politik / Zentralbereich Wirtschaft / WPM 1: Regieren in Europa / WPM 6: Wirtschaftspolitik in Europa / Praxismodul: praxisrelevante Fertigkeiten
Block Ort: GD 07, Veranstaltungsbeginn: 10.05.2019

This course aims at familiarising the students with European economy issues as they are addressed in practice; policy-making at EU level and implementation. The course looks into such questions as: how does the EU plan to create jobs and growth and where does the money come from? What does the Common Agricultural Policy do, what are its problems and its future? Why is it that Microsoft, Apple and Google have dealings with the EU competition authorities? What are/were the main difficulties with Brexit and what its effects? How do the EU Member States and the European Central bank manage to keep the euro strong and stable? And what initiatives are taken to further improve the Economic and Monetary Union? Students are brought up to speed with the most recent events in these fields.

Leistungsnachweise: Klausur

European Economy in Practice

3/6/9 ECTS
Seminar: ZB Po, ZB Wi, WPM 1, WPM 6, PF
Block, Ort AM 203, 
Veranstaltungsbeginn: 20.04.2018

This course aims at familiarising the students with European economy issues as they are addressed in practice; policy-making at EU level and implementation. It is assumed that the students have attended the course on the Economics of European Integration, to which this course is intended to be complementary. The sources of the course are mainly publications of EU institutions but also press articles and the Baldwin/Wyplosz textbook. The students will receive a list of texts, author’s elaborations and links to the specific web sources. The course will take place on 20/21 and 27/28 April 2018. The students will be assessed through a written examination and on the basis of their participation in class and debates.

Sprache: Englisch