This course requires no prerequisites.
This course aims to set out the microeconomic issues of European integration, and to analyse the related policies and institutional mechanisms.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
During their programme, students of the LSM Master's in management or Master's in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities'
KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
The first part of the course will be devoted to a description of the resources of the European Community:
- natural resources (raw materials, agriculture and energy) and associated community policies; -
- human resources (demography and the active population, education and training, and work productivity);
- capital stock, its productivity and the level of technology; and national and Community policies in this area.
- production, consumption, savings and investment;
- the distribution of incomes and regional disparities;
- the balance between the private sector, the public sector and the unofficial economy;
- external trade and investment.
- monetary problems and macroeconomic problems;
- the issue of north-south and east-west relations.
- the Single Market: freedom of movement (people, goods, services and capital), shared disciplines (competition, and fiscal and social fields) and support policies;
- the European Monetary System and its possible evolution into a Monetary Union.
- the Community energy sector for gas and electricity; directives and the Green Package
- environmental policy targets and economic evaluation criteria in energy
- energy market structuring in Europe and elsewhere
- energy network regulation
- lobbying and regulatory capture (esp in energy)
The course is based on lectures explaining the part of the theory with examples and illustrations, a large part depends on student reading to prepare the analysis. A group project on a European issue solidifies the learning.
- Date: specified on Moodle
- Type of evaluation: Group work
- Comments: Work on a European economic issue (50%)
- Oral: No
- Written: No
- Unavailability or comments: No
- Oral: No
- Written: open book exam, 2 hours (50%)
- Unavailability or comments: in case of sanitary restrictions: take-home exam.
Prerequisites (ideally in terms of competiencies) introductory course in European economics. Evaluation : Support : References : Internationalisation 1 international content (does the course tackle international issues related to the course content ?) Skills 1 presentation skills 1 team work Techniques and tools for teaching and learning 1 Internet work
All slides, notes, cases and additional readings are available on the Moodle page for the course.
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