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Economic Integration

Course within the Masterprogramme in Economics.

The European Union is one of several economically integrated regional blocs presently forming in the world. This integration process has real as well as monetary aspects. On the monetary side there is the introduction of a common currency, and on the real side we have trade integration and free mobility of goods and factors. The purpose of this course is to analyse economic rationales and consequences of economic integration and in particular the European integration. Questions such as "What is happens to countries inside and outside the union?", "How will the location of European industry be affected?", and "What is the optimal area for one currency?" will be treated. The course consists of two parts. Part I deals with the real side of integration, whereas part II deals with monetary aspects.

  • Course structure

    This is a 7.5 credit course.

    Course material will be available through the learning platform Athena during the course.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is in the form of lectures. The language of instruction is English.


    The course is examined in the following way: written exam.


    Examiner and Course director: Rikard Forslid.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Course administrator master's level
    Academic advisor master's level
    Director of studies first and second level