5565 Economic and Fiscal Policy: European Integration
Dr. Evgeni Peev
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/04/22 to 02/24/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Day Date Time Room
Monday 03/07/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 03/14/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 03/21/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 03/28/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 04/04/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 04/25/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 05/02/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 05/09/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 05/16/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 05/23/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 05/30/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 06/13/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 06/20/22 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.4.01

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.

Learning outcomes

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 requirements

The course 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 .

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course shall discuss variety of theories, empirical evidence and policy debates. 


Final test (60%), mid-term test (25%), class participation (15%).

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

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.

Availability of lecturer(s)
Unit details
Unit Date Contents



European Transition Countries: Overview 



The Socialist System: Overview 



The State Regulation in the Socialist System


Market Socialism


The European Integration Model of Transition 


Mid-term test


Privatization of Non-Financial Firms and the Role of the European Transnational Companies


Corporate Governance


Economic Liberalization  


Economic Liberalization and Economic Growth


Challenges and Critical Views 


Final test 

Last edited: 2022-01-17