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Greek and European Economy

Course outline

 

General Information:

 

School: Economics & Social Sciences

Department: Business Administration

Level of Studies: Undergraduate

Course code: 102

Semester: A

Course title: Greek and European Economy

ECTS: 5

Weekly teaching hours: 4

Type of course: mandatory/general background

Prerequisite courses: No

Language of instruction and exams: Greek

The course is offered to Erasmus students: No

Course URL: —

The purpose of the course and learning outcomes:

The course “European and Greek Economy: Structure & Policies” is a core course that aims to introduce students to the basic concepts and theories of the Greek economy as it aims to help them understand relevant economic courses in the curriculum, for example economic geography, regional development, economic area.

In particular, after the completion of this course students will be able to:

-     Understand the main historical points of the Greek economy, both in terms of economic policy and social policy,

-     Understand the basic features, structures and policies (economically and socially),

-     Get to know the action framework of the Greek economy in relation to the EU,

-     Get to know the main issues, problems and prospects of the Greek economy.

General Skills:

-     Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

-     Adaptation to new situations

-     Decision making

-     Autonomous work

-     Teamwork

-     Work in an international environment

-     Work in an interdisciplinary environment

-     Generating new research ideas

-     Project planning and management

-     Respect for diversity and multiculturalism

-     Respect for the natural environment

-     Demonstration of social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

-     Development of criticism and self-criticism

-     Promotion of free, creative and inductive thinking

-     Other skills

Moreover, the course aims to develop the following general skills:

-     Critical ability and self-criticism

-     Ability to cooperate

-     Interpersonal skills

-     Search data using the necessary technologies

Course Content:

The course “European and Greek Economy: Structure & Policies” analyzes and examines the basic concepts, figures, applications and perspectives of the Greek Economy and places particular emphasis on the issues of Economic and Social Policy.

Among others, the sections on the Structure and Basic Sizes of the Greek Economy are analyzed and examined.

-     Fiscal and Monetary Policy

-     Greek Industry

-     Investments

-     Technology Policy and Development

-     Real Economy, Shadow Economy and Income Distribution

-     Banking and Stock Exchange Sector

-     Tourism and Economic Development

-     Inflation and Unemployment

-     The Greek Economy in the 1990s: the Path to EMU

-     Welfare State and Public Administration: Social and State Policy

-     Full Employment Economic Policy: Increasing Product and Combating Unemployment

-     Tax and Education Policy

-     European Union and Greek Economy

-     Planning and Perspectives of the Greek Economy

 

Teaching & Learning Methods - Evaluation

-     Method of delivery: face-to-face

-     Use of information and communication technologies: Use of information and communication technologies in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students. Electronic communication with students, learning-process support through the “e-class” online platform.

Activities & Semester Workload

Lectures: 52

Independent study: 30

Study of references: 11

Exam preparation: 30

Final exams: 2

Total: 125 hours

 

Evaluation of students:

Written final exam (100%)

 

Recommended bibliography:

Ivan Berend, ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΚΟΥ 20ού ΑΙΩΝΑ: ΤΑ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΑ

 

ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ LAISSEZ-FAIRE ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΟΠΟΙΗΣΗ, Αθήνα: Gutenberg, 2021.

 

ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ Σ. ΠΑΤΡΩΝΗΣ. ΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΚΗ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ: ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΤΗΤΑΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΚΗ ΕΝΩΣΗ. Αθήνα: ΗΡΟΔΟΤΟΣ, 2019

Robert C. Allen, The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Barry Eichengreen, The European Economy Since 1945: Coordinated Capitalism and Beyond. Princeton University Press, 2006.

Joel Mokyr (1990). The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress. Oxford University Press.

E. Damsgård Hansen, European Economic History: From Mercantilism to Maastricht and Beyond. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press, 2001.

Karl Gunnar Persson, Paul Sharp, An Economic History of Europe: Knowledge, Institutions and Growth, 600 to the Present. Cambridge University Press 2015.

Antonio Di Vittorio, An Economic History of Europe. Routledge, 2006.

Anthony Sutcliffe, An Economic and Social History of Western Europe since 1945. Routledge, 2014.

Vera Zamagni, An Economic History of Europe Since 1700. Agenda Publishing, 2017.