Economics of European Integration, Short Course | Freie Universität Berlin | Berlin, Germany
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Economics of European Integration

42 days
1850 EUR/full
1850 EUR/full
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This Economics of European Integration course at Freie Universität Berlin introduces the main economic aspects of the current development of the European Union (EU) and its policies. The basic idea is to discuss general issues in economic integration with a strong emphasis on experiences in Europe.


What is today’s role of the European Union? After decades towards greater integration, economic relationships have recently become more fragile. Examples of the rise of disintegration include tendencies of secession and the exit of countries from international institutional arrangements. In view of strong interdependencies between economic actors (global supply chains), these disruptions seem to be particularly costly and may require appropriate policy responses.

What you will learn

After reviewing the institutional, political and historical background of European integration, the main focus is on the economic analysis of the policies and prospects for the European Union and its economic impacts on individuals, firms and regions.

Some recent developments in the international policy agenda like sovereign debt crises, Brexit and the euro crisis will also be covered.

This Economics of European Integration course at Freie Universität Berlin provides an introduction to economic tools and concepts useful for the analysis of European integration. More generally, students learn to apply economic theory to real-world problems.


Wheelchair-accessible housing is available upon request. Please see our website for a full description of the furnished single-occupancy studio apartment and note that the registration deadline for this housing option is one month before the regular registration deadline!

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • Tariff Analysis
  • MFN tariff analysis
  • Trade Integration
  • Types of protection
  • Analysis of preferential liberalization
  • WTO rules
  • Market Size and Scale Effects
  • Industrial restructuring: logic and facts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students should be able to speak and read English at the upper intermediate level (B2) or higher. No prior knowledge is required but the willingness to think beyond the usual framings on migration. 

Required language skills

The language of instruction is English. Language proficiency on an advanced Intermediate level (Mittelstufe II) is a prerequisite for participation. For orientation purposes, you can assess your language skills via the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1850 EUR for the full programme during 42 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1850 EUR for the full programme during 42 days.

Program fee: 300 EUR (250 EUR incl. early bird discount)

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Economics of European Integration
Freie Universität Berlin
Economics of European Integration
Freie Universität Berlin


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