European Economics 2017
Summer Programme


Documents

Presentations and films
Lesson 1.
Thursday 8th June
13h30-16h30
Room C112

Introduction
True / False questionnaire


Acronyms list
True / False answers
Lesson 2.
Friday 9th June
13h30-16h30
Room C112

How countries manage and mismanage their economies
Acronyms test
EU Budget. Money in, money out

Macro - budget and deficit
Macro exercise
EU Budget
Lesson 3.
Monday 12th June
13h30-16h30
Room 808

Grexit or not?
Greek 10-year bonds
Greek debt %GDP
Who bought the bonds?
IMF makes a profit of 2.5€ bn
Where did the bailout money go?
Macro Revision
Failed austerity in Europe - the way out (2m)
The Greek Debt Crisis: Causes, Management and Possible Solutions
Greece, a crisis born of neo-liberal madness (9m)
Greece for Sale
Germans to run Greek airports
Greek islands for sale
Greek pensioners
Greek poverty
Bailout 2017

Lesson 4.
Tuesday 13th June
09h00-12h00
Room 808

Wealth and Growth

Growth (with Green GDP and HDI)
Research sources
HDI statistics (United Nations Development Programme)
Multidimensional poverty index (Wikipedia)
Gini Index
Wealth distribution exercise and discussion
Robert F. Kennedy speech on GDP (3m)
USA wealth distribution (Politizane 6m)
The inequalities of wealth distribution: its economic and political consequences


Lesson 5.
Tuesday 13th June
13h30-16h30
Room 808

Fiscal Policy

Public social spending comparison pdf
World tax comparison
Tax bracket comparison (Wikipedia)
Unemployment benefit comparison pdf
US tax subsidies to industry pdf
Tax revenues OECD
Fiscal policy pdf DR
Monetary and fiscal policy 4m
Lesson 6.
Thursday 15th June
09h00-12h00
Room C112

Fiscal policy presentations


Fiscal policy for ESSCALand (student presentations with evaluation)




Income tax
Corporation tax
VAT
Wealth tax
Fuel duty
Tobacco duty
Alcohol duty




Lesson 7.
Friday 16th June
09h00-12h00
Room 808

Agriculture and Food Security
The Meatrix (corporate control of agriculture based on The Matrix)
World Food Security (pdf DR)
Lesson 8.
Friday 16th June.
13h30-16h30
Room 808

Crashes and Crises

The 1929 Crash - YouTube (58m)

Economic crises and speculation (DR)
Tulipomania
The 1929 Wall Street Crash (DR)
The NewDeal (DR)