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LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE
Course unit
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS
GIN1035276, A.A. 2013/14

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE
GI0270, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE DI PADOVA [999PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS
Website of the academic structure http://www.giuri.unipd.it/~giurisprudenza/FOV2-0001AD60/FOV2-0001BC46/FOV2-0001AD6B/
Department of reference Department of Public, International and Community Law
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLA VALBONESI SECS-P/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/03 Finance 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year Student choice
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 03/03/2014
End of activities 14/06/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 A.A. 2014/15 sede di Padova 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 VALBONESI PAOLA (Presidente)
GRECO LUCIANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
1 A.A. 2013/14 sede Padova 24/10/2013 30/09/2014 VALBONESI PAOLA (Presidente)
GRECO LUCIANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students are expected to have taken Economia Politica and Scienza delle Finanze, or equivalent courses.

Erasmus Students are expected to have taken an introductory course of Economics (Microeconomics/Macroeconomics/Public Economics).
Target skills and knowledge: The overall goal of the course is to provide students with the tools necessary to understand and critically analyze the political economy of the European Union - and the member states - through the study of European institutions.
The first part of the course will be devoted to an historical overview of Europe’s political and economic developments, focusing on national models after the Second World War.
The second part will illustrate the dynamics of the process of the European integration, and how it has affected the national political and economic models; perspectives and problems of European enlargement will be there discussed.
The third part will deal more in depth with EU specific policies such as: i) the Euro currency reform; ii) fiscal policy and national debts; iii) single market in labor; iv) Common Agricultural Policy; iii) Competition Policy (state aid; mergers); iv) New Directives on Public Procurement.
Examination methods: For those students who attend lectures, there will be 2 homeworks and one essay/presentation.
Homework is essential to grasp the concepts learned in class - and also very useful to secure the high scores of exams. Homework will be assigned at the end of each course’s part, and turned in at the end of class on the day it is due. Lateness without any excusable reasons is penalized. One day delay is penalized by half points deducted from the total. Scores for two day delay will be zero. Solutions/answers for each homework will be posted on line one day after being turned in.
Essay/Presentation will be given in the last week of the course. I will pick papers related to the topics covered in this course and let you select one. Each student is required to write a short essay on a selected paper, and present it. Each presentation is about 20 minutes long with 5-10 minutes discussion.

For students not attending lectures, the exam will be written and oral. Students can answer in either English or Italian. The written exam consists of 3 open questions on the different parts of the programme.
Assessment criteria: For Students attending the course:
- Participation in class (15%);
- 2 Homeworks (20%);
- Written Essay (30%);
- Presentation/Discussion of the Written Essay (35%)

For Students not attending the course:
- Written exam (40%) and Oral Exam (60%)
Course unit contents: - Historical overview of Europe’s political and economic developments after the Second World War.
- The process of the European integration; perspectives and problems of European enlargement.
- EU specific policies such as: i) the Euro currency reform; ii) fiscal policy and national debts; iii) single market in labor; iv) Common Agricultural Policy; iii) Competition Policy (state aid; mergers); iv) new Directives on Public Procurement; v) liberalisation in public utility markets.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures with slides; blog on moodle for open discussion on the course's topics and materials provided.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Updated materials (slides and papers) will be provided during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R. Baldwin, C. Wyploz, The Economics of European Integration. --: McGraw-Hill, 2012. (fourth ed.) Cerca nel catalogo
  • L. Neal, The Economics of Europe and the European Union. --: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo