Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2017/2018

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The course offers a series of advanced analytical tools to understand European economic development as well as economic policies related to EU integration and enlargement, their political and economic prerequisites and their impact on member states. At the end of the course, students will be able to use models of political economy, institutional economics and economic analysis in order to critically evaluate the process of economic integration in Europe in the trade, monetary and financial areas.


Textbook: O. Blanchard , D.R: Johnson, Macroeconomics, Pearson ed, Chapters 2-7, 19-23.

Suggested readings:
R. Baldwin, Towards an Integrated Europe (London: Centre for European Policy Research, 2004).

Fraser Cameron, The European Union as a Model for Regional Integration, (New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 2010).

Ralph Dahrendorf, Why Europe matters. A personal view (London: Centre for European Reform, 1996).

Rudiger Dornbush, ‘Euro fantasies: Common Currency as Panacea’, Foreign Affairs, 75 (5), pp. 110-24.

Mario Draghi, Speech to the Global Investment Conference, London, 26 July 2012.

(The) Economist, ‘Maastricht follies’, 9 April 1998.

David Marsh, The euro; the battle for the new global currency (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011, new edition.

Jürgen Stark, ‘German prudence is not to blame for the eurozone’s ills’, Financial Times, 12 February 2015.

Global Fiscal Stimulus: IMF article http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey /so/2008/INT122908A.htm

Jamil, Anderlini and Lucy Hornby (2014), “China overtakes US as world’s largest goods traderâ€, in Financial Times, 10 January 2014.

(The) Economist, ‘Europe’s textile war with China - and itself’, 1 September 2005.

Fredrik, Erixon, Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Matthias Bauer and Martina F. Ferracane, ‘Trans-pacific partnership: a challenge to Europe’, ECIPE Policy Brief, November 2014.

Paolo Guerrieri and Piero Esposito, 2012, ‘The internationalization of the Italian economy: a lost chance, an opportunity to seize’, Review of economic conditions in Italy, 2012, pp. 55-81.

Daniel S. Hamilton and Joseph P. Quinlan, eds., The Transatlantic Economy 2014. Vol. 1: Headline Trends(Washington DC: Centre for Transatlantic Relations, 2014).

IMF, ‘Competitiveness in the Southern euro area: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain’, Working Paper No.08/112.

Bill Lewis et al., US Productivity Growth, 1995-2000, McKinsey Global Institute, October 2001.

Josh Noble and Gabriel Wildau, ‘Fear of a deflationary spiral’, Financial Times, 1 December 2014.

Jim O’ Neill, The growth map. Economic opportunity in the BRICs and beyond (London: Portfolio Penguin, 2011).

Pietra Rivoli, The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy. An economist examines the markets, power and politics of world trade (Hoboken NJ: Wiley, 2005).

Philip, Whyte, ‘Why has the Eurozone’s recovery been weaker than the US’s?’, in CER Bulletin, No. 90 (June/ July 2013), pp. 3-4.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

 The exam consists of written questions on both parts of the course to be answered in a single session.

A vote of at least 18/30 in both parts separately is required for passing the exam.

The final vote is automatically registered. Students can withdraw at any time by not handing in the solution, but if they do the exam will be marked and registered automatically.

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