MPE_EAEI Economic Aspects of European Integration

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. Ing. Martin Kvizda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Catherine-Thérèse Barreau (lecturer), PhDr. Ing. Pavla Hradecká (deputy)
Ing. Tomáš Paleta, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Tomáš Paleta, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Martin Kvizda, Ph.D.
Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: PhDr. Ing. Pavla Hradecká
Supplier department: Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Timetable
Mon 14:00–15:50 P104
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPE_EAEI/01: Mon 16:00–17:50 MT205, T. Paleta
Prerequisites
MPE_MPVS Macroeconomics && MPE_MIVS Microeconomics
Previous completing of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics is supposed. The course is intended for the second grade of full-time studies in the field of study Administration publique.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 14/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Learning objectives:
* to understand the basic tendencies of the EU economic systems’ development;
* to learn historical context of European integration from the economic point of view;
* to analyze basic macroeconomic as well as microeconomic contingencies of the European integration;
* to delineate and analyze benefits and costs of integration process.
Learning outcomes
Absolvents will be able:
* to understand the basic tendencies of the EU economic systems’ development;
* to learn historical context of European integration from the economic point of view;
* to analyze basic macroeconomic as well as microeconomic contingencies of the European integration;
* to delineate and analyze benefits and costs of integration process.
Syllabus
  • 1. Microeconomics of European integration – basic instruments in theory and practice, graphic analyses, tariff barriers, protectionism and its costs.
  • 2. Preferential liberalization – analyses of discriminatory liberalization, customs union analyses, free trade zones, WTO and EU case studies.
  • 3. Market’s extension - liberalization, defragmentation, and industrial restructuralization in theory and practice of the EU. Economic effects of antimonopoly policy.
  • 4. Economic growth’s effects and integration of factors market – short-time effects in Sollow analyses, long-time effects and know-how.
  • 5. Common agriculture policy – objectives and former aims, problems, reforms and its impacts. Cost-benefit analyses of CAP, proposals and possibilities of further development.
  • 6. Regional policy a transport policy – problem of cohesion, geographical singularities and its economic aspects. Costs and benefits of cohesion policies.
  • 7. Monetary history of Europe – gold standard, Bretton-Woods, monetary integration. Exchange rate policy and common monetary policy.
  • 8. European monetary system EMS – conception, expectations, results, crises. Theory and practice of fixed exchange rate policy of EU countries.
  • 9. Optimal currency areas theory – definition, problems, criteria. Empirical analyses of the European Union as currency area, measurement, perspectives.
  • 10. European monetary union – Maastricht Treaty, objectives and aims of common monetary policy. European system of central banks – targets, instruments, and strategies, independence of the ECB.
  • 11. Fiscal policy and Stability and Growth Pact – national fiscal policies within EMU, externalities, SGP principles, its impacts.
  • 12. Financial markets in Euro zone – financial institutions and markets, international signification of the common currency.
  • 13. Economic integration and problems of the labour market – national labour markets and integration impacts, institutions of labour markets, theory and practice of the European model.
Literature
    required literature
  • BALDWIN, Richard E. and Charles WYPLOSZ. Ekonomie evropské integrace. Translated by Stanislav Šaroch. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2008. 478 s. ISBN 9788024718071. info
    recommended literature
  • BALDWIN, Richard E. and Charles WYPLOSZ. The economics of European integration. 3rd ed. London: McGraw-Hill, 2009. xx, 458. ISBN 9780077121631. info
  • SLANÝ, Antonín. Makroekonomická analýza a hospodářská politika (Macroeconomic Analysis and Economic Policy.). 1. vyd. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2003. 380 pp. EU 22. ISBN 80-7179-738-3. info
  • BALDWIN, Richard E. and Charles WYPLOSZ. The economics of European integration. London: McGraw-Hill, 2004. xx, 458. ISBN 0077103947. info
Teaching methods
The course is organised in the form of lectures and seminars; the lectures offer a review of the appropriate topics and the subject matter is further analysed and discussed at the seminars. Students are asked to prepare brief, specialised seminar papers. Credit requirements: active participation in seminars, seminar paper defence.
Assessment methods
During semester students elaborate on seminar works which are discussed in seminars. Control tests are written in 7th and 13th weeks. Results of seminar work as well as of control tests are a part of final evaluation. Final exam has a form of colloquium.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Část výuky probíhá ve francouzštině. Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět PEEAEI.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je pouze pro MFTAP.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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