European economic governance

This course provides an introduction to European economic governance in the capital of the most important country in the Eurozone, namely Germany. "Economic governance" focuses on different parts of the economy. At the macro level, there is concern about budget balances, expenditure growth, and debt burdens. At the micro level, labour market rigidities, the quality of the education system, and the ability of Europe to provide research and development in both the public and private sectors are a focus. The students explore how policy is made and executed at different levels of government, with a focus on recent experiences in the Eurozone as well as what these experiences mean for countries not in Eurozone and/or not in the European Union.


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