יום שני, 1 באוקטובר 2012

אינטגרציה אירופאית כלכלית (58869)


The Hebrew University
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of International Relations

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION (58869)

Professor Alfred Tovias
Jean Monnet Chair

Lecture and seminar, academic year 2012-13, semesterial course, 4 credit points, Mondays 14:30-16:00, Room 3602  and Wednesdays 16:30-18:00, Room 3602


Telephone: 025881053; Fax: 025882919
Reception hour: Tuesdays, 13:30-14:30, Room 5422 (Social Sciences)
Email address: mstovi@mscc.huji.ac.il

Teaching assistant: Omer Gendler
                                Email address:  omer.gendler@mail.huji.ac.il




Description of the course

An introduction to the regional economic integration schemes established in Europe after WWII. The focus is on the EU and EFTA. But special attention will be devoted to the OECD, as well as its predecessor, the OEEC. Other secondary organizations, such as the ECE and the EBRD will also be studied.


Entry requirement

Having succesfully attended a basic course of  Economics, such as the obligatory course 58304 offered by the Department of International Relations for its BA students.


Readings:

During the academic year numerous references will be made to the following books


El Agraa, A.M. (ed.), The European Union: Economics and Policies, 8th Ed., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007, HC241.2 E425 2007 (001420003).

Artis, M. and  F. Nixson (eds), The Economics of the European Union: policy and analysis, 3rd Ed., New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. HC 241.2 E297 2001 (1366611)  

Baldwin, R. and C.Wyplosz, The Economics of European Integration, 2nd Ed., London, Mc- Graw Hill Education, 2006, HC 241 B344 2006 (001419998)

Pelkmans, J., European Integration: methods and economic analysis, 1st Ed., Harlow, Essex: Longman, 1997. HC 241 P37 (000405132)

Molle W. The Economics of European Integration: Theory, Practice, Policy, 5th Ed., Aldershot, Ashley, 2006, HC 241.2 M58 2006 (001409188)


On such a fast changing subject texts are almost always out of date so journal articles need to be used.  To keep up to date the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS) has a special issue each year which includes a review of the previous year's activities of the EU. There are frequently good articles in the journal Economic Policy, the Journal of Common Market Studies, The World Economy and The Journal of European Integration.  The European Commission maintains a host of Web sites, which can be accessed from the EU’s main site at http://europa.eu.int  (from where you can navigate in any of the 20 EU official languages).  These can be useful in getting up to date information on policy. Statistical information can be found at http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat, and from the ECB web site at http://www.ecb.int.

Content of the lectures
(the number of meetings appearing near each subject is tentative)

1. Introductory lecture (1 meeting)
Program. Credit for the course. Readings and bibliography. Moodle. Quantitative and          qualitative resources. Importance of the EU for Israel.

2. Several methodological issues (4 meetings)
    Concepts and definitions. Different forms of economic integration. Positive and negative integration. Interdependence and integration. International economic organizations. Functionalism and neo-functionalism. Functional classification of international and European economic organizations

Machlup, F., A History of Thought on Economic Integration London: Macmillan, 1977, pp. 1 -42, 110-112. HF 1007 M175 (000015241(

* Nelsen, B. and A. Stubb (eds.), The European Union, Readings on the Theory and Practice of European Integration, Boulder: L. Rienner, 1994. Chapters 2, 11,13,14.  JN 15 E88 (000386960)

* Pelkmans, J., European Integration. Methods and Economic Analysis, Harlow: Longman, 1997, pp. 1-12. HC 241 P37 (000405132)


3. The ECE, The OEEC and the OECD (2 meetings)
     History and developments. Institutions, The Development Assistance        Committee(DAC). The International Energy Agency (IEA)


* MacBean, A. and P.N. Snowden, International Institutions in Trade and Finance, London: Allen and Unwin, 1981. Chapter 7, HG 173 M35 (000208719)

* Woodward, R.,  The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD),                                  London, Routledge , 2009, Chapters 2,3 and 5. HC 241 W66 2009 (001475032)

     OECD - http://www.oecd.org/


4. The Theory of  Customs Unions (4 meetings)

Trade creation. Trade diversion. Trade deflection. Terms of Trade effects. The Likelihood of gain from a Union. The Free Trade area case. Dynamic and other non-static effects. Trading blocs.

Artis, M. and N. Lee, (eds.), The Economics of the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Chapter. 3. HC 241.2 E297 (000390704)

Baier, S. and J. Bergstrand, “Economic Determinants of Free Trade Agreements,” Journal of International Economics, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2004, pp. 29-63. (000169878)

Cable, V. and D. Henderson (eds.), Trade Bloc: The Future of Regional Integration, London: The Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1994. Chapters 2, 7. HF 1418.5 T695 (000394079)

*Baldwin R. and Wyplosz, C. The Economics of European Integration, 2nd Ed., London, Mc- Graw Hill Education , 2006, Ch.5,6. HC 241 B344 2006 (001419998)

Mansfield, E. and H. Milner (eds.), The Political Economy of Regionalism, New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. Chapter 5, pp. 107-133. HF 1418.7 P65 (000408123)

Mathis, J.H., Regional Trade Agreements in the GATT/WTO, The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press, 2002. Only at JLW: 341.232.3/MAT (001066584)

Mattli, W., The Logic of Regional Integration: Europe and Beyond, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999. HF 1418.5 M39 (000445152)

* Pelkmans, J., op cit., 1997, pp. 83-104. HC 241 P37‪ (000405132)

* Tovias, A., “A Survey of the Theory of Economic Integration,” Journal of European Integration, Vol. 15, No. 1, Fall 1991, pp. 5-23. (000506696)



5. The European Community and the EU (11 meetings)

Origins, establishment and developments until nowadays. From the Marshall Plan to the Rome Treaty (1947-1957). The ECSC. The EEC and Euratom. Institutions and decision-making. The Customs Union. The Common Agricultural Policy. The Budget: Revenues and Expenditures. Value-Added Tax(VAT). The Common Market. The Completion of the Single Market ("1992"). Competition Policy. Industrial policy. The EMS (European Monetary System). The EMU (Economic and Monetary Union). The Euro. Current problems of the Monetary Union: an economic analysis. Maastricht criteria and the SGP.

* Artis, M. and N. Lee, op. cit., 1996. Chapters 1, 3, 8, 12, 13, 14. HC 241.2 E297‪ (000390704)

* Artis, M. and F. Nixson, The Economics of the European Union, 3rd Ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Chapters 13 and 14. HC 241.2 E297 2001 (1366611)

Archer, C. and F. Butler, The European Community, London: Pinter, 1992, pp. 23- 119. HC 241.2 A74 (000346427)

*Baldwin, R.  and Wyplosz, C. op.cit., 2nd Ed., London, Mc- Graw Hill Education, 2006, Ch. 8, 9, 11, 12 HC 241 B344 2006 (001419998)

Coffey, P. (ed.), Main Economic Policy Areas of the EEC Towards 1992, 3rd Ed., Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990, pp.  1-28, 101-156. HC 241.2 M2374 1990 (000329781)

Coffey, P., The Future of Europe, Cheltenham: Elgar, 1994. JN 15 C54 (000390699)

Dinan, D., Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration2nd Ed., Boulder: L. Rienner, 1999. Chapters 7-15. HC 241.2 D476 1999 (000445932)

Dinan, D. (ed.), Encyclopedia of the European Union, Boulder: L. Rienner, 1998. JN 30 E52 1998 (000419466)

Egenhofer, C. and al.(2011), The Ever-Changing Union, Brussels, CEPS, pp.1-90 (Electronic copy available in Moodle)

Eichengreen, B. and J. Frieden, The Political Economy of European Monetary Unification, Boulder, Westview, 1994. Chapters 1, 8. HG 930.5 E428 (000383906)

*El Agraa A.M (ed.), The European Union: Economics and Policies, 8th Ed.,                      Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007. ), Ch 5-9, 15-16, 18 HC 241.2 E425 2007 (001420003)

* Jovanovic, M., European Economic Integration: Limits and Prospects, London: Routledge, 1997. Chapters 1, 8, 10. HC 241.2 J68 (000411657)

Lodge, J. (ed.), The European Community and the Challenge of the Future, 2nd Ed., London, Pinter, 1993. Chapters 3-7. HC 241.2 E83412 1993 (000383898)

Mansfield, E. and H. Milner (eds.), op. cit.1997. Chapter 3, pp. 50-76. HF 1418.7 P65 (000408123)

McKenzie, G. and A. Venables, The Economics of the Single European Act, London: Macmillan, 1991. Chapters 2-4, 7-9. HC 241.2 E265 (000383908)

* Molle, W.  The Economics of European Integration: Theory, Practice, Policy, 5th Ed., Ashley, 2006, chapters will be announced later on , HC 241.2 M58 2006 (001409188).

* Neal, L. and D. Barbezat, The Economics of the European Union and the Economies of Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Chapters 4-7. (Electronic Reserve) (000522606)

Nielsen, J.U., et al.An Economic Analysis of the EC, London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1991. Chapters 2-4, 8-9. (Library doesn't possess, BAR)

Pelkmans, J., op cit., 1997, pp. 15-25, 61-82, 105-132, 164-205, 289-306. HC 241 P37 (000405132)

Story, J. (ed.), The New Europe, Oxford, Blackwell, 1993. Chapters 12-14. JN 15 N488 1993 (000383896)

 Swann, D., The Economics of the Common Market, 8th Ed., Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 1995. Chapters 2-4, 6, 9. HC 241.2 S92 1995 (000400406)

Swann, D., European Economic Integration, Cheltenham, Elgar, 1996. HC 241 S93 (000394144)


6. The EBRD and European capital markets (2 meetings)



7. The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (1 meeting)

     History and developments. From the failure of the negotiations in the context of the OEEC to the Treaty of Stockholm. Industrial free trade. The future of EFTA after the different EU Enlargements since 1995. 

* Curzon, V., The Essentials of Economic Integration, London, Macmillan, 1974. Chapters 2, 3. HF 1531 C85 (000023277)

EFTA, The European Free Trade Association, Structure, Rules and Operation, Geneva, EFTA Secretariat, 1980. HF 1531 E9 (000265122)



8. The Enlargements of the European Union: First, Second, Third and Fourth EU      Enlargements. The EEA (2 meetings)

Curzon V., op. cit., 1974. Chapter 9. HF 1531 C85 (000023277)

Jovanovic, M., op. cit., 1997, pp. 249-253. HC 241.2 J68 (000411657)

Pelkmans, J., op. cit., 1997, pp. 307-321. HC 241 P37‪ (000405132)

Artis, M. and F. Nixson, op.cit., 2001. Chapter 4. HC 241.2 E297 2001 (1366611)




Credit for the course

A. Final comprehensive written exam (90% of the final mark). Exam made up of two parts  with a total duration of  3 hours (Part 1 and Part 2). Take note that aqs from this academic year, there will only a session (Moed Aleph) and not two, as in the past, for taking this exam. Towards it, students must:
-  Read and sum up the obligatory readings marked with an asterisk
-  Learn what has been presented in class

B. An oral exercise to be passed during the second semester (10% of the final mark). For the exercise students must know the definitions contained in a list of concepts as well as learn how to use European statistical documentation and legal documents (such as the Lisbon Treaty) 

C. An exceptional possibility is open to selected students to write an essay in English on a commonly –agreed subject (not more than 8 pages) and present in class one of the subjects assigned by the lecturer. Both exercises will have a weight of 40% of the final mark.  In such a case, the student will only have to pass Part 1 of the final written  exam (2 hours)and the weight of the latter will be 50%. The student will have to pass also the oral exercise mentioned above (10% of the final mark)

NOTE: The students are strongly encouraged to write the final exam, as well as answer to the oral exercise in English. However students are exceptionally allowed to answer also in the following languages: Hebrew, French and Spanish.


Websites recommended:

Jean Monnet Chair- http://jmc.mscc.huji.ac.il
European Union (Council of Ministers) - http://ue.eu.int/
European Union (Parliament) -http://www.europarl.eu.int/
European News – http://www.euronews.net/