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1 Doç.Dr. Pınar NARİN EMİRHAN

2  The objective of this course is to introduce the students the types of economic integrations and to analyze the effects of economic integration on integrating countries.  International Economic Integration is the institutional combination of seperate national economies into larger economic blocks or communities, in order to promote efficiency in resource use on a regional basis.

3  Midterm Exam: 40 %  Research Paper and Presentation: 60 %  Total: 100 %

4  Baldwin, R. And Wyplosz, C. (2006) The Economics of European Integration, Second Edition, McGraw Hill.  Robson, Peter (2000) The Economics of International Integration, Fourth Edition, Routledge: London.  Additional readings/articles.

5 DateSubject Oct. 5 Introduction Oct. 12 The forms of economic integration; The theory of customs union; Topic selection by students Oct. 19 Economies of scale in a customs union; The theory of free trade areas; Submission of research proposals Oct. 26 Religious Holiday Nov. 2 CU vs. Unilateral Tariff Reductions; The theory of common markets; Announcement of presentation dates of each group Nov. 9 Integration of fiscal and monetary policies Nov. 16 A brief summary of EU hstory; APA format Nov. 23 Mid-term Examinations Nov. 30 Mid-term Examinations Dec. 7–Jan. 11 Student Presentations (6 weeks)

6 Only suggestions not limited to these subjects!  1. Understanding Globalization Why globalization accelarated after 1990’s? Do globalization and economic integrations contradict? Why some economic integrations fail?  2. Tax harmonization in the EU Value added tax (VAT): source vs. destination principle Measures and proposals in the area of corporate taxation The Stability and Growth Pact and the coordination of macroeconomic policy  3. The EU budget and fiscal transfers Revenues Expenditures Net-payer positions

7  4. Agricultural subsidies and policies in the EU Price support Set aside Output subsidies Income subsidies Renewable resources and the future of agriculture  5. Cohesion (regional) Policy Objectives, instruments and principles of regional policy Structural funds and their effects Changes introduced by Agenda 2000 Effectiveness of EU cohesion policy  6. Monetary Integration in the EU Why monetary integration? The development of monetary integration in the EU The theory of optimum currency area

8  7. Single European Market Movement of capital Movement of labor  8. Competitiveness in the EU Industry policy The ‘Lisbon Strategy’ The EU in the world economy; International competitiveness of the EU Current economic problems of the EU (ageing societies, financial markets, etc.)  9. Enlargement of the EU Enlargement process Economic consequences of the Eastern enlargement  10. Understanding Turkey’s Relations with EU History Current situation  11. Customs Union Between Turkey and EU Costs vs. benefits

9  Each week 2/3 groups will present their papers.  Students must send to the lecturer their powerpoint presentations at least 3 days prior to their presentations, otherwise 5 points will be deducted from their presentation grades.  The deadline for paper submission is January 11,  Papers will be submitted in both printed form and in a CD. (All papers will be uploaded to TURNITIN.)

10  Each group will choose a subject from the list provided and will prepare a 20/30 minute presentation.  During the presentation, the groups can use any technical presentation aid they consider necessary (projector, PowerPoint, internet-based material, song-and-dance, etc.), providing this does not distract the audience from the points made and the facts presented, and do not extend the presentation to beyond 20/30 minutes.  The presentation should be fact-based and well organized. Each presentation must conclude by drawing contending interpretations, highlighting the signification of the issue, presenting their opinion on the issue, etc.  Each presentation will be followed by a 10/15 minute comments and question session involving the other students. Everybody will have to comment, question or add to the presentation.


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