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Paola Subacchi

Professoressa a contratto

Vicepresidenza della Scuola di Scienze politiche - Bologna

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74570 - EUROPE AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY   READING LIST FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED MOST LECTURES (STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI)

74570 - EUROPE AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

READING LIST FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED MOST LECTURES (STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI)

Overview

The course offers an overview of Europe’s model of economic integration and explores how this model responds to the challenges of a more competitive global market place. The key question - and the course’s overall theme - is whether the euro crisis and the subsequent sluggish economic growth have seriously undermined confidence in the European single market’s ability to deliver prosperity for all.


Module II

Module II is concentrated over three weeks in March and in early April. There will be two sets of lectures (of three hours each) in the first week of March (7 and 8 March) followed by two sets of lectures in the last week of March (26 and 28 March) followed by final three sets of lectures in the second and third week of April (9, 12 and 16 April).

The module aims to furnish students with notions and analytical tools, so that they can critically assess recent events and follow the current debate on Europe’s economic future.

 

Outline

 

  • Economic integration in Europe
    1. history, facts and institutions
    2. the microeconomics of European integration
    3. EU micro policies

 

Reading

Richard Baldwin, The Economics of European Integration (London: McGraw Hill Education, fifth edition, 2015), the following chapters:

Chapters 1, 2 and 3 (historical and institutional background)

Chapter 4 and 5 (microeconomic tools and the essential economics of preferential liberalization)

Chapter 7 (growth effects and factor market integration)

Chapter 8 (economic integration, labour markets and migration)

 

  • Europe and the changing dynamics of the world economy
    1. trade integration
    2. foreign direct investment and financial globalization
    3. demographics, migration and productivity growth
    4. labour market and wages
    5. globalisation and technology

Reading

European Commission, Free Trade is a source of economic growth (European Commission, Directorate General for Communication, Brussels, 2016) https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/9a2c5c3e-0d03-11e6-ba9a-01aa75ed71a1

World Trade Organisation, World Trade Report 2017, Trade Technology and Jobs, pp. 12-63, https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/world_trade_report17_e.pdf

 

  • Europe and the others
    1. Trade and development
    2. FTAs
    3. Brexit and trade arrangements outside the EU

 

Reading

United Nation Conference on Trade and Development, 2017 Handbook of Statistics, http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/tdstat42_en.pdf