Aim of the course:
The course aims at introducing the main public finance issues in the European Union. Students will learn how the revenues of the Union are generated and how they are spent. We will discuss the motivation and implications of the Brexit decision and various coordination problems with respect to public debt, taxation and environmental policy. Economic policy is discussed with simple models, which highlight the central problems.
The European Union: History and Institutions
The Budget of the European Union
Economic Analysis of the Brexit Process
Sovereign Debt, Financial Crisis and Fiscal Integration in the EMU
|8-10||Tax Competition or Tax Coordination in Europe?|
|11-14||European Climate Policy: Emission Trading and Green Deal|
Students that attend this course should have some basic knowledge in microeconomic theory.
Relevant lecture notes will be provided.
There will be a 60 min graded exam at the end of the semester.