The master’s program is divided into two terms. The first term focuses on providing essential analytical and macroeconomic tools, as well as an overview of the historical development and legal evolution of the EU and the EMU. In the second term, courses concentrate on the internal market of the EU and related key regulatory issues, such as the regulation of banking and capital markets, corporate governance, consumer protection, energy, and the environment.

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Course organization

The 2021/2022 edition of MEEG is organized in two terms as follows:

  • September 2021 (2nd half): 30 hours of preliminary courses (20 hours of economics, 4 hours of mathematics, 6 hours of statistics
  • Lessons will begin in October 2021
  • October 2021 – December 2021: First term courses
  • January 2022: First term exams
  • February 2022 – April 2022: Second term courses
  • May 2022: Second term exams
  • June 2022 – November 2022: Possible internship (to be scheduled with the organization) and thesis (research paper)

All courses will be offered according to a mixed mode, which includes lectures and distant-learning classes on the Webex platform.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

Term 1 (October – December, exams in January): 12 weeks, 160 hrs (28+2 ECTS)

1 European Economic Governance

2 Seminar series: The Political Economy of the Road towards the European Union

3  Internal Market and Competition

4 Math Lab with Stata

5 European Macroeconomic Policies – Part I: Monetary Policies

6 European Macroeconomic Policies – Part II: Fiscal Policies

7 Banking and financial regulation

8 The Architecture of the International Monetary System

9 Seminar series: The political economy of international governance. Global and European aspects.

 

Term 2  (February – April): 13 weeks, 125 hrs (24 ECTS)

Students must select 12 out of the following

1    European Integration in a Historical Perspective

2    The Economics of Monetary Union

3    The ECB, The European Payment System and Target2

4    The Stability and Growth Pact and the Fiscal Compact

5    Trade Policy and Custom Union

6    Banking supervision and resolution

7    Economics and regulation of European banking

8    Crises management and the ESM

9    The Law and Economics of State Aid

10  The digital single market

11  Energy and Environment

12  Sustainable Finance

13  Governance issues in the Economic and Monetary Union

14  Seminar series: The Challenges for Europe