European Economics 2017/2018
- 5 ECTS
- Taught in Portuguese
- Continuous Assessment
- relevant skillset
After concluding this course, students should be able to:
- know the evolution of the world economy after the 2nd World War, in a context of trade liberalization and regional economic integration;
- know the most relevant stages of the European integration process;
- analyze and discuss the main Community policies, as well as the future challenges facing the European Union;
- understand the performance of the Portuguese economy in a context of growing European economic integration.
The teaching method includes an expository component, supported by slides that will be used to present the key topics of the contents, in which is required the student´s participation on the discussion of current issues, and also the oral presentation by students of a research work about a Community policy or more specific aspects of the deepening of European integration.
Body of Work
1. World Economy, Multilateralism and Regionalism
2. European Economic Integration
3. Community Policies and the Current Challenges in EU
4. Portugal and the European integration
Baldwin, R.E. e C. Wyplosz (2015), The Economics of European Integration, 5th edition, Maidenhead, McGraw-Hill.
Marques, Alfredo (2011), Economia da União Europeia, Almedina
Additional study elements will be referred throughout the lessons.
To be determined
Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
The contents are structured in accordance with the objectives set in the course, with a direct relationship between one another. In this way, we intend to provide students with a solid knowledge of the evolution, the situation and the future challenges of the economic integration process that has involved a growing number of countries in Europe, whose relevance arise from its impact on the Portuguese economy.
Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
The combination between the theoretical exposition of the subject and the use of active methodologies as the discussion of controversial and current issues or the execution of a research work to be presented and discussed in class, allows students to join a more general knowledge with their practical application. These teaching methods aimed to stimulate the student´s involvement in the sessions, at the same time that fosters their analytical capacity, critical thinking and arguing abilities about the European integration process.
|relevant generic skill||improved?||assessed?|
|Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledge||Yes||Yes|
|Analytical and synthetic skills||Yes||Yes|
|Commitment to effectiveness||Yes||Yes|
|Commitment to quality||Yes||Yes|
|Ethical and responsible behaviour||Yes|
|Event organization, planning and management||Yes||Yes|
|Foreign language proficiency||Yes|
|Information and learning management||Yes||Yes|
|Problem Analysis and Assessment||Yes||Yes|
|Relating to others||Yes||Yes|
|Working in international context||Yes|
|Written and verbal communications skills||Yes||Yes|