Economic and monetary union

leusl2104  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Economic and monetary union
5 credits
30.0 h
Delbecque Bernard; Maes Ivo;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course will provide a description of the monetary and financial market integration process and show how it has evolved over time, due to historical factors, in an international context. The theoretical foundations of this process will also be looked at in order to analyse the issues at stake, the benefits and the problems resulting from monetary and financial integration.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course aims to develop understanding of the process that led to the establishment of an economic and monetary union and the integration of financial markets in Europe, of their functioning and the advantages and disadvantages this process has brought.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
- Current state of affairs, costs and benefits of monetary integration: impact of economic, financial and monetary integration, political and economic obstacles. - International context of the European integration: analysis of the Bretton Woods system, fixed and floating exchange rates, international role of the euro. - Stages of European monetary integration. - Stages of European financial integration: free movement of capital, development of the financial services market, impetus given by the single currency. - Specific issues related to the functioning of EMU: centralised monetary policy combined with decentralised fiscal policies; stability and growth pact constraints; differences in economic circumstances and asymmetric shocks.
Evaluation methods
Written or oral examination.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Advanced Master in Tax Law

Master [120] in European Studies

Master [120] in Interpreting

Master [120] in Translation