2023-2024 Catalog

ECON 350 Economics of the European Union

This course explores the economics of the European Union (EU). The objective will be to learn how a diverse group of countries has joined a world economic power, yet struggles to agree on basic policy in some areas. The course will proceed topically through major points of cooperation and contention, moving chronologically and ending with analysis of what lies ahead. In the beginning, the course deals with the history and institutions of the European Union, integration theory, trade and competition, liberalization and customs unions, and European regional policy. Then, the course covers monetary integration in the European Union, the monetary policy of the European Central Bank, and the demands during the Financial Crisis. Further, the course covers issues in the European enlargement. international relations and the Brexit.


ECON 252 and ECON 253