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This course takes an advanced political economy perspective to analyze the causes and consequences of the crisis in the euro area. The main topics covered in this class include (i) the political and economic rationales behind European integration and the creation of the euro, (ii) the main economic and financial market implications arising in a single currency block that is neither an optimum currency area nor a politically integrated fiscal union, (iii) the causes of the crisis in the euro area and the main steps/instruments in its resolution, (iv) the broader implications for EU economic governance and EU politics, with a particular focus on the design of fiscal federations. The course adopts an applied policy-perspective, but some basic to intermediate understanding of macro-economics would be useful. Previous knowledge of European integration and the functioning of EU institutions would be welcome but is not a requirement.
Also offered by the Government Department as 1741.