S 302

European Economic Integration (OTR-program)

3 Std.
22.05.2019 - 10:00 bis 12:30, Hörsaal 6
22.05.2019 - 15:00 bis 17:30, Hörsaal 6
23.05.2019 - 15:00 bis 17:30, Vortragssaal
23.05.2019 - 10:00 bis 12:30, Vortragssaal
03.06.2019 - 10:00 bis 12:30, Hörsaal 6
This seminar is part of the "On the Rhine" summer studies program, offered by Speyer University, the School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University, Bloomington, and the University of Southern California (USC), California, USA.
The course of study is designed to familiarize students with the key theoretical and political concepts of European economic integration, its successes and its failures. In order to achieve its objectives, the course is divided into two main parts. Session 1, conceived as a brief introduction to the field, kicks off with a short history of the European economic integration process and an overview of the structural elements of alternative forms of regional economic integration. It concludes with a synopsis of the economic theory of regional economic integration. The focus of sessions 2-5 will be on selected areas of the European economic integration as it has evolved in practice: the EU's tax harmonization efforts and the supranational competition policy, the Common Agricultural Policy, the European Monetary Union (EMU), Euro crisis, immigration crisis and the likely economic implications of the proposed post-Brexit era.
1. A short history of European Economic Integration (Prof. Knorr)
2. The Economics of Regional Economic Integration (Prof. Knorr)
3. The EU's Supranational Competition Policy
4. The EU's Supranational Control of State Aids
5. Agricultural Policy
6. Tax Harmonization
7. Monetary Integration
8. The ‘EU Crisis'
9. The Potential Economic Consequences of BREXIT
10. The EU's Immigration Crisis