Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2024/2025 | Previous academic years:  2023/2024  |  2022/2023  |  2021/2022  |  2020/2021 
International Double Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 176803 Subject title: ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 4 Period: 2º S
Department: Economía
Lecturers:
ALAEZ ALLER, RICARDO (Resp)   [Mentoring ] CASTRO ROZO, CESAR AUGUSTO   [Mentoring ]
GARCIA-MINA SUCUNZA, FERNANDO JAIME   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

International Economics.

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Contents

The content of this subject is developed over 11 chapters.

The first three chapters deal with general issues, such as the EU institutional system, Community law, the Community budget and decision making.

Then, in the following five chapters a wide set of community policies are studied. Throughout them we work on understanding the most relevant community interventions, such as agricultural, regional and cohesion, competition, trade and environmental.

Finally, in the last three chapters, the Monetary Integration process up to the introduction of the euro and the international dimension of the European Union are studied, with special emphasis on the role of the euro at the international level.

In summary, it is about offering the student an overview of the most relevant elements of the European Union, studied from an economic perspective. This is intended to answer several questions, such as: What is the EU, from an economic point of view? What does it do in the economic field? How does it work? What are some of its most relevant consequences?

Contents

  1. History
  2. Facts, law, institution and the budget
  3. Decision making
  4. The common agricultural policy
  5. Location effects, economic geography and regional policy
  6. EU competition and state aid and policy
  7. EU trade policy
  8. EU Environmental policy
  9. The history of European monetary integration
  10. Optimun currency areas
  11. The European monetary union

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General proficiencies

Not applicable.

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Specific proficiencies

Not applicable.

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Learning outcomes

RA02: Analyze economic institutions as the result and application of theoretical or formal representations of how the economy works.

RA03: Explain the functions of economic agents and the role of institutions in economic and social activity at its different territorial levels (from local institutions to international organizations).

RA04: Identify the main instruments of public intervention and relate policy recommendations to economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

RA05: Identify and analyze the historical, social, and institutional factors that condition economic processes.

RA09: Identify and recognize relevant sources of economic information and their content.

RA11: Use professional criteria for economic analysis, preferably those based on the use of technical instruments.

 

RA18: Work in a team, being able to argue their proposals and validate or reasonably refuse the arguments of others.

RA19: Organize work, in terms of good time management, order, and planning.

RA20: Select and generate the necessary information for each problem, analyze it, and make decisions based on it.

RA21: Value ethical, social, and environmental commitment in professional practice.

RA22: Continue learning in the future independently, deepening the knowledge acquired or starting in new areas of knowledge.

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Methodology

Methodology-Activity In-class hours Outside-class hours
A-1 Theoretical sessions  44  
A-2 Practical sessions  10  
A-3 Reading and documents study 04 20
A-4 Individual/self-study   64
A-5. Exams 02 06
A-6 Individual tutorial sessions    
Total  60 90

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Evaluation

 

Learning
outcome
Assessment
activity
Weight (%) It allows
test resit
Minimum
required grade
All Exam 60 Recoverable 4
All Assignments 40 Recoverable 5
         
         

 

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Agenda

  1. History
  2. Facts, law, institutions and the budget
  3. Decision making
  4. The common agricultural policy
  5. Location effects, economic geography and regional policy
  6. EU competition and state aid and policy
  7. EU trade policy
  8. EU Environmental policy
  9. The history of European monetary integration
  10. Optimun currency areas
  11. The European monetary union

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Bibliography

Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.


Main reference:

  • Baldwin, R. and Wyplosz Ch. (2022): The Economics of European Integration. 7th Edición, Mc Graw Hill, United Kingdom.

Other references:

  • Jovanovic, M.N. (2015): The Economics of International Integration. 2th edition, Edward Elgar, United Kingdom.
  • Camarero, M. and Tamarit, C. (Coord). (2023): Economía de la Unión Europea. 9th edition, Editorial Aranzadi.
  • Molinas, C. and Ramírez F. (2017): La crisis existencial de Europa. Ed. Deusto.
  • European Parliament (2019): https://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en
  • Web EU: www.europa.eu.
  • Papers related with the European Union policies.

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Languages

English.

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Location

Aulario Building, Campus Arrosadia, Public University of Navarre.

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