Introduction to European Economy


PGE 2A - International and European Business
Introduction to European Economy
Contact hours
20 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors
Sila Öcalan-Özel

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will master state-of-the-art knowledge and tools in management fields in general, as well as in areas specific to the specialized field of management.

Students will identify a business organization’s operational and managerial challenges in a complex and evolving environment.
LEARNING GOAL 4: Students will study and work effectively in a multicultural and international environment.
Students will demonstrate written and oral competency in two foreign languages.
Students will analyze business organizations and problems in a multicultural and international environment


The objectives of the lectures are to provide an overview of economic developments and the evolving position of the European Union in the World Economy, with special focus on the economic policy challenges faced by the Eurozone – the EU’s single most important achievement towards deeper integration. The lectures will cover topics in history of European economic integration; Institutional architecture of the EU, trade policy; monetary and fiscal policy in the EU. Upon completion of the class, participants should be able to understand the analytical underpinnings of key issues that are currently actively debated among policymakers and observers.

Teaching methods


- Lectures

In group

- Oral presentations
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) define main concepts of Economic Policy
  • - (level 2) explain The European economic integration process
  • - (level 4) analyze the impact of european policies on the european economies.

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 3) debate the impact of current issues on the european economy (Brexit, Covid-19, Green deal etc.)


The class will be structured around 5 themes : Theme 1: The process of Economic integration in Europe Theme 2: The institutional architecture of the EU Theme 3: The EU in international trade Theme 4: Monetary policy in the Eurozone Theme 5: Fiscal policy in the Eurozone

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Basic knowledge in economics.

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

Documents in all formats

- Case studies/texts

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework


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Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

Baldwin, R., & Wyplosz, C. (2022). The Economics of European Integration 7e. McGraw Hill.

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EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
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List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Class no. 6
Written and oral / Group / English / Weight : 50 %
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO2.1
Final evaluationExam week
Written (120 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 50 %
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1
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