Delivered by Dr. Aidan Regan

The purpose of this module is to analyse the political economy of European monetary integration and its implications for the institutions of economic governance at the national and supranational level. The course is taught in three parts. The first part examines the history and co-evolution of national varieties of capitalism within Europe Post-WW2, and how these have been affected by global processes of monetary integration. The second part examines the political and economic rationale for the establishment of the EMU, and how it’s unique experimental design affected member-states in different ways. The final part of the course examines the policy response to the sovereign debt crisis in the Euro area. The course concludes with a discussion on whether the policy response to the crisis is exacerbating the asymmetry of integration between core and peripheral member-states of the EMU.


% of final grade
Presentation 15 Varies over the Semester
Continuous Assessment: blog post 25 Throughout the Semester
Final research paper 60 Coursework (End of Semester)

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