Global Business Environment (Academic years 2014/15, 2015/16, and 2016/17)
Management Issues & Controversies (2014/15, 2015/16, and 2016/17)
The Eurozone Political Economy (Academic year 2017/18, 2018/19)
European Business Environment, MSc in International Business and Entrepreneurship (2011/12)
European Economic Policy, POLI-O-0408 / European Economic and Monetary Governance POLI-O-406 (2014/15 to 2017/18)
The course aims to develop students’ knowledge of the principles and functioning of EU economic policy-making, from a long-term perspective.
Outline of sessions’ topics: 1. General course introduction – EU institutions & policies; 2. European economic integration: a long view; 3. The EU single market; 4. The creation of the euro; 5. The banking union; 6. The coordination of EU member states’ budgets; 7. The impossible fiscal union?; 8. The Eurozone crisis and general conclusion
History of European Integration in the Twentieth Century (2011)
This course investigates the process of European cooperation and integration in the 20th century, asking why, how, and to what extent European governments decided to cooperate and eventually (partly) share sovereignty. The first section provides an overview of European integration from the late nineteenth century until the Treaties of Rome; the second section studies European integration from the Treaties of Rome until the Maastricht Treaty; finally the third section outlines thematic overviews.
Outline of Seminar Topics: 1. Introduction: sources, methodology and historiographical debates; I – European integration from the late nineteenth century until the Treaties of Rome: 2. Early attempts at European cooperation in the first half of the twentieth century; 3. From the Marshall Plan to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC); 4. The 1950s: The failure of the European Defence Community (EDC), the Treaties of Rome negotiations and the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC). II – From the Treaties of Rome to the Treaty of Maastricht: 5. The 1960s and the Gaullist challenge; 6. The 1970s: crises and institutional reform; 7. The 1980s and the Single European Act. III – Thematic overviews: 8. The external dimension of European integration: foreign policy and defence cooperation; the 1990s and the Maastricht Treaty; 9. From monetary cooperation to monetary integration: the European Payments Union (EPU), the Werner Plan, the European Monetary System (EMS), the Delors Report and the euro; 10. Transnational non-governmental actors and European integration; 11. Supranational actors and European integration; 12. Recapitulation, general conclusions and discussion of recent developments (in particular the study of the links between European integration and the Cold War)
European Economic Cooperation and Integration since 1945 (2016)
The course aims to develop students’ knowledge of the principles and functioning of EU economic and monetary policy-making, from a historical perspective.
Outline of sessions’ topics: 1. General course introduction – EU institutions & policies; 2. European economic integration from the late 19th century until the present day; 3. The development of the EU single market; 4. European monetary cooperation and integration; 5. Eurozone crisis and reform
Research Seminar, History of European Integration (2017/18, organised with Professor Federico Romero and Dr Benedetto Zaccaria)
This research seminar explores the historiography on European integration and related areas of European cooperation in the postwar period. We will first review the main interpretations and methodological approaches with the aim of familiarizing researchers with the field’s varieties of focus, methods, and analytical scope. The seminar will then concentrate on the thematic areas and international policy issues that most affected European integration from the 1970s to the 1990s, reviewing the debates that reshaped integrative trends in the late 20th century.
Research Seminar, Business Elites and International Organisations in the Twentieth Century (2017/18, organised by Professor Youssef Cassis and Dr Madeleine Dungy)
Research Seminar, Business, Finance, and the Making of Europe in the Twentieth Century (2018/19, organised by Professor Youssef Cassis and Dr Grace Ballor)
This Research Seminar, which will be structured as a three-day block seminar, will reflect on the role of business and finance in Europe’s history during the twentieth century. Business and finance will be understood in a broad sense, including their political and social dimensions. Their role will be examined at three interconnected levels. The first is the way business and finance shaped Europe’s economic development during the second and third industrial revolutions, as well as their strength and weaknesses in comparison with other countries, in particular the United States and Japan. The second is the extent to which one can talk of a European model of business and financial organisation, despite the persistence of national characteristics. And the third is the contribution of business and financial interests to the project of European integration.