Aim of the course:
The course aims at introducing the main issues in European Public Finance. The students will become familiar with the current state of the public
finances of the European Union and their development over time. They will learn through simple economic models the effect of different policies on the European
finances. For example, they will be able to analyze the effects of agricultural policy on the welfare of the economy.
The European Union: History and Institutions
The Budget of the European Union
Common Agricultural Policy
An Unemployment Sheme for the Eurozone?
|6-7||Sovereign Debt and Financial Crisis in the EU|
|8-10||Tax Competition or Tax Harmonization in Europe?|
|11-12||European Environmental Policy|
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.