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Course programme. Teacher: David Rees. Secretary: Sophie Pinton
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Programme 2022

Presentations and films
Lesson 1.
Monday 31 September 9h-12h
Introduction to the EU from an IPE perspective

True / False questionnaire
Acronyms list
True / False answers
Lesson 2.
Monday 31 September 13h-15h
Wealth, GDP, HDI and the Gini coefficient

HDI statistics (United Nations Development Programme)
Gini Index

Growth (with Green GDP and HDI)
USA wealth distribution (Politizane 6m)
200 years of history - wealth and health (BBC)
The inequalities of wealth distribution: its economic and political consequences

Lesson 3.
Wednesday 2 October 9h-12h
Macroeconomic policy and currency effects on trade risk

EU Budget. Money in, money out

Macro - budget and deficit
Macro exercise

EU-Australia trade
EU - Australia trade disputes (European Commission)
Lesson 4.
Wednesday 2 October 13h-15h
Fiscal Policy

Public social spending comparison pdf
World tax comparison
Unemployment benefit comparison pdf
US tax subsidies to industry pdf
Tax revenues OECD

Fiscal policy pdf DR
Monetary and fiscal policy 4m

Lesson 5.
Thursday 3 October 9h-12h
Fiscal Policy

Student group presentations
Income Tax
Corporation Tax

Value-Added Tax
Fuel duty
Tobacco duty
Alcohol duty

Lesson 6.
Thursday 3 October 13h-15h
Crashes and Crises
Economic crises and speculation (DR)
The 1929 Wall Street Crash (DR)
The NewDeal (DR)
Lesson 7.
Friday 4 October 9h-12h
Group question presentations and discussion