Economics of European Integration

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics of European Integration

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Economics, International Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    1 Introduction
    2 The economic crisis in Spain and the EU
    3 Theory of economic integration
    4 Trade and regional integration
    5 European monetary integration
    6 Common Policies I: Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
    7 Common Policies II: Regional Policy
    8 Common Policies III: Environmental Policy
    9 Common Policies IV: Trade Policy (with third countries)
    10 European Integration Dynamic
    Grading will be based on:
    Final grade will be base in weighted average of the final exam and course grade:
    - Final exam: 40% of the final grade
    It consists of 40% of practical questions and 60% of theoretical ones.
    - Quizzes (theoretical and practical) and course participation: 60% of the final grade
    20% Essays, mainly the final one EEI3;
    40% Quizzes (practical and theoretical)
    - Extra point 5 %: We will also give a bonus of 5% on the final grade for those who have a good participation in both theoretical and practical classes
    Theo Hitiris (2003): European Union Economics, , 5th edition, Prentice Hall.

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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