The course "European Integration" focuses on privatization, economic liberalization and European integration with a special emphasis on countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The introductory part of the course gives an overview over state-owned enterprises, state overregulation, soft budget constraint syndrome and economic performance in CEE before 1990 to present background on transition. The basic part covers the transition to a market economy since 1990 focusing on: (i) the EU Enlargement policy and other determinants of the privatization and liberalization of markets; (ii) the effects of privatization and economic liberalization on economic performance; (iii) recent challenges on the role of corporate governance and financial deregulation on economic performance in Eastern Europe as well as challenges stemming from the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19.
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|Monday||10/11/21||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||10/18/21||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||10/25/21||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||11/08/21||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||11/15/21||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||11/22/21||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||11/29/21||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||12/06/21||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||12/13/21||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||12/20/21||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||01/10/22||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||01/17/22||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
|Monday||01/24/22||11:00 AM - 01:00 PM||Online-Einheit|
The course enables students to understand (1) the key economic problems of the state-owned enterprises and state regulation in the socialist system, (2) the policies (EU Enlargement, “Washington Consensus”) for privatization and liberalization of markets , (3) the convergence (divergence) patterns of ownership change and economic liberalization in the New EU Member States, (4) the effects of these patterns on company performance, economic growth and development, (5) the recent new challenges stemming from corporate governance and financial liberalization as well as the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19.
Attendance is mandatory, max. 2 absences without valid excuse. Attendance is remotely via MS-Teams on specified dates.
The first course meeting will be organized online via Microsoft Teams. Students will receive participation link to join the first meeting. The further details about the course organisation will be specified in the first meeting .
The course shall discuss variety of theories, empirical evidence and policy debates.
Final test (60%), mid-term test (25%), class participation (15%).
If you have a valid registration to the lecture, but will not participate, please unregister during the registration period of LPIS. Your place will be availablefor other students.
During the registration period free positions are filled according to the"first-come, first-served“ principle.
After the end of the registration period students on the waiting list will beregistered to the lecture based on their progress in their studies. No registration to the lecture can be guaranteed. Any vacant seats in the classes will only be allocated through the waiting list - neither via email nor by phone or in the 1st course session.