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Fall 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration  ›  3rd Semester  ›  Studium Generale

European Integration: Economics, History and Policy

Course Code:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Fendel
Course Type:
BSc Course General Studies
Week Hours:
Fall 2022
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
  1. History of the European Economic Integration Process
  2. The Economics of European Trade Integration
  3. European Union Institutions and Policies
  4. Cost, Benefits and Challenges of a Common Currency
  5. The European Monetary Union (EMU)
  6. Current Problems and Challenges
Monday, 31/10/2022
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
Monday, 07/11/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Monday, 14/11/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Thursday, 24/11/2022
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
Thursday, 01/12/2022
09:45 AM till 01:00 PM
Tuesday, 06/12/2022
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
- Becoming familiar with the history European Economic Integration process

- Understanding the Implications of EU trade integration and the single currency

- Learning about the Functioning of the European Union

- Understanding the implications of the Brexit

Baldwin, R., and C. Wyplosz, The Economics of European Integration. 6th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2019.
Lecture and classroom discussion
Assignment (pass/fail)
Basic knowledge of intermediate macroeconomics and microeconomics