The European Union (EU) is dealing with threats such as COVID-19 Brexit immigration slow growth and long-run demographic problems. This is a critical time which requires people to have the necessary background for a deep understanding of these issues. This course provides students with a wide-ranging knowledge of the EU and the ability to analyze and discuss varied issues within the EU. We analyze workings of European economies the Eurozone European economic policies and the future of the union in light of multiple crises. The course involves a wide range of topics involving the EU such as trade immigration macroeconomic policies labor markets institutions and international finance. The goal is for students to leave the course with an in-depth understanding of how firms governments and economies operate in the EU.
Harvard Division of Continuing Education