European Economic Integration - JEM168
Title: European Economic Integration
Guaranteed by: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (97)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: JEB026
Additional information: http://ies.fsv.cuni.cz/en/syllab/JEB026/
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: prof. Ing. et Ing. Luboš Komárek, M.Sc., MBA, Ph.D.
Mgr. Bc. Vít Macháček, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Alessandro Chiari
Martin Kábrt, M.Sc.
Suren Karapetyan
prof. Ing. et Ing. Luboš Komárek, M.Sc., MBA, Ph.D.
Mgr. Michal Kotrč
Mgr. Tomáš Kučera
Mahir Suleymanov, M.Pol.Sc., M.Soc.Sc.
Class: Courses not for incoming students
Incompatibility : JEB026, JPM511
Is incompatible with: JPM313
Is interchangeable with: JPM313
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Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Radek Švec (12.08.2014)
The course covers all relevant aspects of European economic integration and is composed of ten topics: 1. Basic Notions and Concepts, 2. Free Movement of Goods, 3. Free Movement of Capital and Services, 4. Monetary Integration and the Euro, 5. Integration of Fiscal Policies, 6. Labour Markets and Social Policy, 7. Common Agricultural Policy, 8. Regional Policy, 9. Trade and Aid Policy, 10. Competition and Industrial Policy.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Mgr. Radek Švec (12.08.2014)

Introductory comprehensive course to the European economic integration. Individual topics of economic integration are approached from three angles: i) theoretical background helping understand desirability of integration methods are presented, ii) integration processes are explained from the historical perspective and iii) discussion pays attention to current problems and challenges. Lectures are supplemented with seminars with the aim to encourage active participation.

Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Petr Hedbávný (14.10.2016)

Core:

  • Baldwin R. & Wyplosz C.: The Economics of European Integration (fourth edition). McGraw-Hill Education, 2012
  • Set of lecturer's presentations


Supplementary:

  • EL-AGRAA, A. The European Union: economics and policies. 9th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, ISBN 978-1-107-40011-5.
  • DĚDEK, Oldřich: Doba eura: Úspěchy i nezdary společné evropské měny. Praha: Linde, 2013, ISBN: 978-80-7201-933-5 (in Czech).
  • DĚDEK, Oldřich: Historie evropské měnové integrace: od národních měn k euru. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2008, ISBN 978-80-7400-076--8. (in Czech; if you do not read Czech, use GROS, Daniel a Niels THYGESEN. European monetary integration. 1998, 2nd ed. Harlow: Longman)
  • GILBERT, Mark: European integration : a concise history. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publ. 2011, , ISBN: 978-0-7425-6664-4.
  • NEAL, Larry. The economics of Europe and the European Union. Cambridge University Press, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-521-68301-2.
  • SENIOR NELLO, Susan. The European Union: economics, policies and history. 3rd ed. London: McGraw-Hill, 2012, xxv, 472 p. ISBN 978-0-07-712966-8.
  • http://europa.eu
  • Prof. Dedek's teaching materials can be also found on his personal website http://dedeklegacy.cz/index.htm
Teaching methods -
Last update: PhDr. Petr Hedbávný (14.10.2016)

Course requirements:

I. Oral presentation in seminars - 20 points (20% of totall grade)

II. Final written examination - 80 points (80% of totall grade)

III. Oral examination (by Prof. Dedek), if eligible

Passing grade:
 
Get > 60 points from the presentation in seminars and the final written examination to qualify for the last step - oral exam with Prof. Dedek
 
 
For details, please come to the first seminar on Thursday, 6th October 2016, in Opletalova 26, room 314
 
Full information about course requirements described in introductory presentation EEI available in SIS.

For additional information, please visit the course webpage: http://ies.fsv.cuni.cz/en/syllab/JEB026/

E-mail for communication: ies.eei2016@gmail.com

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: SCHNELLEROVA (29.10.2019)

Course requirements:

I. Oral presentation in seminars - 20 points (20% of totall grade)

II. Final written examination - 80 points (80% of totall grade)

III. Oral examination (by Prof. Dedek), if eligible

Passing grade:
 
Get > 60 points from the presentation in seminars and the final written examination to qualify for the last step - oral exam with Prof. Dedek
 
 
For details, please come to the first seminar on Thursday, 6th October 2016, in Opletalova 26, room 314
 
Full information about course requirements described in introductory presentation EEI available in SIS.

For additional information, please visit the course webpage: http://ies.fsv.cuni.cz/en/syllab/JEB026/

E-mail for communication: ies.eei2016@gmail.com

Syllabus -
Last update: PhDr. Petr Hedbávný (14.10.2016)
1. Basic Notions and Concepts: stages and methods of integration, dimensions and forms of integration, economic arguments of subsidiarity, legal foundations of the EU and its constitutional treaties, main European institutions.

2. Free Movement of Goods: theories of foreign trade liberalisation, theories of protection, tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade, free trade area versus customs union, discriminatory liberalisation, trade creation versus trade diversion, objectives of Rome Treaty, formation of customs union, technical barriers to trade, objectives of SEA, Lisbon Strategy.

3. Free Movement of Capital and Services: benefits of capital liberalisation, typology of capital restrictions, pressures to deregulate, consequences of single currency, features of service sector, benefits of liberalisation of services, integration methods, liberalisation of banking industry.

4. Monetary Integration and the Euro: theory of optimum currency areas, exchange rate as a shock absorber, competitive devaluation, equilibrium devaluation, monetarist critique of Phillips curve, Barro-Gordon model, exchange rate and capital mobility, impossible trinity, endogeneity of monetary union, Bretton-Woods system, European Payment Union, Werner Report, snake in the tunnel, European Monetary System, ECU, parity grid, collective realignments, 1992-93 crisis, Delors Report, Maastricht Treaty, convergence criteria, perceived inflation, Eurozone enlargement.

5. Integration of Fiscal Policies: basic features of European budget, sources of budget, first reforms, multi-year financial perspectives, pros and cons of tax harmonisation, origin versus destination principle of taxation, degree of tax harmonisation, Stability and Growth Pact, motivation and basic features of SGP, excessive deficit procedure, SGP reform.

6. Labour Markets and Social Policy: benefits of LM liberalisation, changing patterns of European migration, Schengen Agreement, links to JHA and CFSP, LM concepts, European social models, evolution of EU social policies, social dumping, links to monetary integration.

7. Common Agricultural Policy: rationale for state assistance, cobweb theorem, formation of CAP, main price and non-price intervention instruments, green currencies, key problems of CAP, reforms of CAP, challenges of Eastern enlargement.

8. Regional Policy: regional differences in EU, centrifugal and centripetal agglomeration effects, model of spatial equilibrium, evolution of RP, principles of operation, structural and cohesion funds, objectives of RP, organisation of RP, challenges of RP.

9. Trade and Aid Policy: world trade flows, EU trade partners, World Trade Organisation, WTO negotiation rounds, rationale for common trade policy, preferential pyramid of EU trade relations, EFTA, EEA, ACP countries, association treaties, hub-and-spoke integration, GSP.

10. Competition and Industrial Policy: protection of competition, monopolistic and oligopolistic equilibrium, reasons for supranational CP, five components of CP, organisation and coordination of CP, reforms of CP, approaches to IP, evolution of EU IP.