IRE404 Current Trends of the European Union Economic Policy

Code IRE404
Name Current Trends of the European Union Economic Policy
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Economics
Faculty
Academic staff Maija Šenfelde, Ilze Judrupa
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The study course contains theoretical information on the approaches and forms of integration. There is information about the formation of EU, development and problems of the EU Constitution. The study course covers the characterization and analysis of EU economic policies. Special attention is devoted to the Common Agricultural Policy and the study of industrial and energy policies..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim is to acquaint students with the principles of formation process of economic policy of the EU, its current events and the impact of EU policy on the development of the economic policy of Latvia. The main tasks are the following: • to develop the understanding of history of the EU, its structure and process of decision making in the EU; • to promote the understanding of the formation process of economic policy in the EU, the main goals and necessity for the ongoing reforms; • to acquaint students with main economic policies of the EU and to enable students to understand the impact of the EU economic policy on the economic policy of Latvia.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Upon completion of the study course, the student is able: 1. to identify economic integration approaches and forms in the formation process of the EU; - Homework assignment
2. to analyse the formation of EU budget and process of decision making; - Assignments
3. to discuss main economic policies of the EU and their necessity; - Case study Homework assignments
4. to evaluate the impact of EU policy on the economic policy of Latvia. - Case study
The final assessment – the examination - The examination
Course prerequisites Preliminary knowledge of macroeconomics is preferred.

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