West European Studies | Economics European Integration
W501 | 21651 | Gardner, R

11:15A-12:30P  TR  WY115  3 cr.
Obtain on-line auth from department
Section meets with ECON-E390

This course studies the European Union (EU) and the non-EU economies
of Western Europe and the transition zone, through the lens of
modern economic theory. We describe the EU economy, and how policy
is made in that economy, with particular emphasis on the EU budget.
We analyze the various stages of economic integration: free trade
area, customs union, single market, and monetary union, as they have
evolved in Europe. We then turn to some of conflicts involving
Europe in the global economy, such as trade disputes, immigration,
and economic patriotism. The course concludes with scenario building
for the Europe of 2020.