EU Economic Policy: The Eurocrisis (1.5 credits short course)
The course will introduce students to the EU economic policy and the transformations it undertook at a fast pace during the economic and financial crisis. The course will start with an overview of the EU’s response to the crisis, focusing on how the eurozone beat a path towards high levels of integration. It will look at the legacy of the crisis, and the further steps the euro area could take to complete the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Finally, it will explore the challenges of coping with an increasingly volatile external environment. Students will learn how the EU economic policy is devised and implemented from the perspective of a former European Commissioner and Minister for the economy and finance. They will examine the interplay between the national and the European level, as well as the political trade-offs the EU confronted during the crisis.
Prof. Moscovici is not scheduled to teach any courses this semester.
Pierre Moscovici is the First President of the French Court of Auditors. He recently completed his term as the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs (2014-2019). Before joining the European Commission, he served in the European Parliament and in the French National Assembly, mainly working on economic issues. He also served as Minister for European Affairs (1997-2002) and Minister for the Economy and Finance (2012-2014) in France.
Ecole nationale d’administration, Paris, 1984
Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Master's degree in economics and political science, 1980