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Economics of European Integration

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Course Unit Code120-0541/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
NAV20Ing. Boris Navrátil, CSc.
FOJ28doc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
POL481Ing. Eva Poledníková, Ph.D.
Summary
The subject should complete the basic knowledge of the student in the field of
European integration. The main focus will be laid as on the different forms of
integration processes in Europe including its historical background as on the
common and coordinated policies of the European Union. The actual topics of
the EU activities will be emphasized too.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
1.To describe integration process in Europe and its influence on goals of economic policy in the EC/EU,
2.To identify the main economic-political goals and explain related tools in different integration stages,
3.To apply knowledge for solution of topical economic-poltical issues of the EC/EU,
4.To analyse economic-political situation in the EC/EU member countries and discuss ways and means for its solutions.
Course Contents
1.The global world economy and integration. The origins and development of the
European integration towards the European Union. The aims of the EU economic
policy.

2.Regulation (policies) and governance of integration processes – institution,
law and finance conditions.

3.From the customs union to the single European market. The effects of
establishing free movement. Competition policy.

4.Economic and monetary union. EMU and economic policy coordination.
Macroeconomic policy coordination.

5.Common external trade policy. Trade aggreements. Method of protection
against unfair trade.

6.Common agricultural policy. The reasons for its development, the regulation
and operation of common agricultural policy. Common fisheries policy.

7.Common transport policy. Transeuropean nets.

8.Structural policy roles and directions – industrial sectoral policies. The
development and aims.

9.Regional policy. From regional heterogeneity towards economic cohesion.

10.Research and development policy. European Research Area.

11.Environment policy and energy policy.

12.Social policy. Social cohesion. Employment.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1.Baldwin, Richard, Wyplosz, Charles. The Economics of European Integration. Mc Graw-Hill, 2006. ISBN 0-077-103947.
2. Bomberg, Elizabeth, Peterson, John, Stubb, Alexander: The European Union: How Does it Work? Oxford, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-920639-1..
3. McCormick, John.Understanding the European Union. 4th ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. ISBN 978-0-230-20102-6.
1.BALDWIN, Richard and Charles WYPLOSZ. The Economics of European Integration. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2009. 560 p. ISBN 978-0-077-12163-1.
2.LELIEVELDT, Herman a Sebastiaan PRINCEN. The Politics of European Union. Cambridge: University Press, 2011. 313 p. ISBN 978-0-521-74011-1.
Recommended Reading:
1.CINI, Michelle a Niéves PÉREZ-SOLÓRZANO BORRAGÁN. European Union Politics. Oxford: University Press, 2010. 485 p. ISBN 978-0-19-9548637.
2.McDonald, Frank, Dearden, Stephen. European Economic Integration. Longman,
Essex, England. ISBN 0 582 309174.
3.Bainbridge, Timothy. The Penguin Companion to European Union. Penguin Books,
England. ISBN 0 14 026879 0.
4.El Agraa, Ali. The European Union. 7th ed. Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN 0 273
679996.
5.Hitiris. European Union Economics. 5th ed. Harlow, Finantial Times Prentice
Hall, 2003. ISBN 0273 65537x.
6.Artis, M. J., Lee, N. The Economics of the European Union. Oxford University
Press. ISBN 0 19 877561 x.
7.Pálankai, Tibor. Economics of European Integration. Akadémiai Kiadó,
Budapest., 2003. ISBN 963 05 7990 1.
1.CINI, Michelle a Niéves PÉREZ-SOLÓRZANO BORRAGÁN. European Union Politics. Oxford: University Press, 2010. 485 p. ISBN 978-0-19-9548637.
2.McDonald, Frank, Dearden, Stephen. European Economic Integration. Longman,
Essex, England. ISBN 0 582 309174.
3.Bainbridge, Timothy. The Penguin Companion to European Union. Penguin Books,
England. ISBN 0 14 026879 0.
4.El Agraa, Ali. The European Union. 7th ed. Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN 0 273
679996.
5.Hitiris. European Union Economics. 5th ed. Harlow, Finantial Times Prentice
Hall, 2003. ISBN 0273 65537x.
6.Artis, M. J., Lee, N. The Economics of the European Union. Oxford University
Press. ISBN 0 19 877561 x.
7.Pálankai, Tibor. Economics of European Integration. Akadémiai Kiadó,
Budapest., 2003. ISBN 963 05 7990 1.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
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