EC 396 - Spain and the European Union
This course provides a broad overview of international economics, focusing on Spain and the European Union. It is designed to develop the student’s knowledge of economic integration ideas, in the context of contemporary issues and using the tools of elementary economics analysis. Students are shown how to apply economic reasoning to a range of problems relevant for understanding the mechanisms and institutions which allocate and distribute resources into the European Union. They also study how several economic and social policies are implemented, using Spanish examples as case studies. Special attention will be placed on the current integration problems and the theoretical and empirical answers –and particular policies– implemented to try to solve these problems. Students are also introduced into the study of the determinants which rules relationships into the European Union, in the context of general globalization.