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Course module: 310123-B-6
Economics of the European Union
Course info
Course module310123-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Economics; Economics;
Is part of
B Economics and Business Economics
B Economics
Minor Economics
Minor Elective Minor
L. Avezum
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. H.A. Benink
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. H.P. Huizinga
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
Registration openfrom 19/08/2019 up to and including 24/01/2020
European economic integration has been a fascinating process of deepening, widening and enlargement during the past 50 years or so. It has involved economic policy makers, regulators, business and various interest groups. The study of economic integration in Europe touches upon a range of specialized fields in economics, such as public economics, international economics and covering macroeconomics as well as terms of trade and investment at the level of firms and industries agricultural, industrial and regional economics, and more recently, international finance and capital markets. The course will start with an overview of the key elements of European legislation aimed at creating a European internal market in which there is a free flow of goods, persons, capital and services. Next, we will pay attention to the important process of financial and monetary integration in Europe including the huge daily flows of money and financial assets. Specifically, we will deal with issues such as: * banking and the recent financial crisis * fiscal and monetary institutions in the eurozone * sovereign risk and the recent crisis in the eurozone * 
Recommended Prerequisites
Bachelor courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, international economics and financial economics

Type of instructions

Lectures and tutorials

Type of exams

written exams, assignments

Compulsory Reading
  1. R. Baldwin & Wyplosz, The Economics of European Integration, McGraw Hill, fifth edition, 2015.

Recommended Reading
  1. Tom Kokkola (ed), The Payment System, ECB, 2010, ISBN 978-92-899-0633-3. Book is downloadable from the ECB's website (free of charge)
Course available for exchange students
Conditions of admission apply
Contact person
prof. dr. H.A. Benink
Timetable information
Economics of the European Union
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1112-12-2019
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1220-01-2020
Required materials
Title:The Economics of European Integration
Author:Richard Baldwin & Charles Wyplosz
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