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Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on the European economy? This free course, Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro, looks at the key developments in the economy since that date and examines the challenges of economic policy formation and governance of the EU’s expanding economy.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • appreciate the importance of the Euro-zone economy as a player in the international economic system
  • recognise the importance and role played by the European Central Bank in the conduct of Euro-zone monetary policy
  • understand the relationship between monetary policy and fiscal policy in the management of the European economy
  • reflect on the consequences of Euro-zone enlargement for the conduct economic policy in the EU states.