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Fall 2012-2013
ECO 372 / EPS 342 (SA)   No Audit

Topics in Country and Regional Economics - Economics of the European Union and Economies in Europe

Silvia Weyerbrock

This course studies the economies of current and prospective European Union (EU) members and economic integration in Europe after 1945. It explores the political motivation for, and the economic implications of, the European Union's moves towards ever deeper integration and enlargement. Topics include policy-making in the EU, adoption of common policies including European Monetary Union and the Euro and their implications for fiscal and labor market policies, problems raised by an EU enlargement to the East, and economic transition in EU applicant countries. The course uses economic analysis to study policy issues.

Sample reading list:
Baldwin, Richard; Wyplosz, Charles (2009), The Economics of European Integration
De Grauwe, Paul (2009), Economics of Monetary Union
Molle, Willem (2006), The Economics of European Integration
Eichengreen, Barry (2006), The European Economy since 1945

Reading/Writing assignments:
Two to four articles or book chapters per week. Three problem sets. One paper. One presentation.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 15%
Final Exam - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 5%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ECO 100, ECO 101.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21174 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Fisher Hall   B06   Enrolled:28 Limit:35