Economics of the European Union

The details
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
14 October 2019


Requisites for this module
EC100 or EC111



Key module for


Module description

This module is concerned with the process of economic integration within the European Union. The main fields covered are: 1) Historical background, principles and functioning of EU institutions; 2) the internal market: integration of product and factor markets; 3) EU policies (agriculture, regional, competition, etc.); 4) EU monetary integration.

Module aims

This module aims to give students an insight into insights into the principles of economic integration that underlie the processes of European development today.

Module learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have learned how to apply economic theory to the analysis of policy problems in a range of fields - including trade, unemployment and monetary policy - which face the European Union in the 21st century. Applying economic theory in this way will help to build the students' capacity for abstraction by demonstrating how a complex set of empirical facts can be understood in simple but insightful modelling frameworks. Completion of the term paper for this course will also improve students' capacity for critical evaluation, and their project management and written communication skills.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

One 2-hour lectures per week in one term. Feedback for this module will occur through class meetings where we will go over the answers to problem sets and where you will be able to ask questions about your own method of solution; answers that will be posted on the website for the module that will give you written guidance on the appropriate method to approach the problems, assignments, and tests; and office hours where any additional questions can be addressed. You should be sure that you use these methods to understand how to improve your own performance. For modules including a term paper, the term paper will be returned with individualised feedback that addresses what the marking criteria are and how you could improve your own work.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Presentation
Coursework Assignment 17/01/2020 20%
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%


Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Lectures & classes: Miguel Gavilan Rubio
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External examiner

Dr Fabio Riccardo Arico
The University of East Anglia
Senior Lecturer
Available via Moodle
Of 28 hours, 28 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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