European Economics - 2nd semester


1. To develop a wide understanding of the main features of European economies – similitudes and differences.
2. To develop the skill to critically comprehend both the integration process and the challenges ahead.

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Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

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Eichengreen, Barry (2008), The European Economy since 1945: Coordinated Capitalism and Beyond, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2008.
Artis, Mike & Frederick Nixson (2007), The Economics of the European Union, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Gil, Indermit S. Gil & Martin Raiser (2012), Golden growth: Restoring the lustre of the European Economic Model, World Bank.
Wallace, H., W. WALLACE & M. POLLACK (2005), Policy-Making in the European Union, 5.ª ed., Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Marques, Paulo (2011), Entre a Estratégia de Lisboa e a Europa 2020 – Para onde caminha o modelo social europeu, Lisboa, Principia.
Bibliografia específica para cada um dos temas do Programa é indicada nas aulas.
Specific bibliographic references are given for each of the topics of the syllabus.

Teaching method

Lectures, debates on specific topics and paper presentations by students.

Evaluation method

1. Written essay (70%);
2. Students’ participation in class: attendance and quality of the interventions (30%).

Subject matter

1. A methodological introduction – Main operational concepts in economics
2. The European exceptionalism – From the industrial revolution to 1946
3. Post-Second World War – from the glorious 30s to stagflation
4. The process of European integration – founding policies, flanking policies, and “new” policies
5. The process of European integration – points for in-depth analyses
5.1. Internal Market: From the Common Market to the Single Market
5.2. Competition Policy
5.3. Economic and Monetary Union
5.4. Economic and Social Cohesion and EU structural policies
5.5. Commercial Policy
6. The European model(s)
7. Globalization and the future of the European social model