120-0362/01 – Economic Integration English (AEI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Kateřina Dvoroková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Kateřina Dvoroková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
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DVO37 Ing. Kateřina Dvoroková, Ph.D.
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Full-time Credit 0+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. Extend English technical terminology related to economic integration. 2. Use the acquired terminology to understand expert texts. 3. Discuss using professional terminology. 4. Demonstrate expanded language skills.

Teaching methods



The aim is to acquire professional terminology pertaining to the issue of economic integration and to practice using it and fix it in the context of understanding professional texts and expert discussions. Seminars are focused at improving language skills so that students are able to communicate and interact with materials in English.

Compulsory literature:

BALDWIN, Richard a Charles WYPLOSZ. The Economics of European Integration. 5th UK ed. Berkshire: McGraw-Hill, 2015. 560 p. ISBN 978-0077169657.

Recommended literature:

JOVANOVIC, Miroslav. The Economics of International Integration. 2nd ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Pub., 2016. 736 p. ISBN 978-1784718121. TREBITS, Anna a Mária FISCHER. EU English: Using English in EU Context with English Terminology. Budapest: Klett, 2010. 222 p. ISBN 978-963-9641-88-4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit - active participation in seminars, presentation, credit test.


The course is supported by LMS Moodle.

Další požadavky na studenta

Study of literature in English.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to Economic Integration - principles and levels, interdependence, sovereignty. 2. Personalities of International Economic Integration - Jacob Viner, Béla Balassa and other important personalities. 3. Pro- and Anti-integration Forces – separatism, xenophobia, border disputes. 4. The Effects of International Economic Integration - criteria for effect analyzes, models and findings. 5. Internal and Interregional Integration - principles and practical cases. 6. Free Trade Area - bilateral vs. multilateral free trade agreements, ASEAN, NAFTA, EFTA, CEFTA, DR-CAFTA, Mercosur, Pacific Alliance. 7. Customs Union. Principles and Practical Cases - the static vs. dynamic approach, specialisation and returns to scale, non-tariff barriers, BENELUX, ECC, Southern African Customs Union (SACU), EU Customs Union. 8. Primary Economic Union. Principles and Practical Cases - mobility of labour – country of origin vs. country of destination, mobility of firms – foreign direct investment, transnational corporations, coordinated and common economic policies, European Communities. 9. Developed Economic Union. Principles and Practical Cases - removing obstacles of invisible character, four fundamental freedoms, common market, Internal EU Market. 10. Formative Economic and Monetary Union. Principles and Practical Cases - monetary integration, costs and benefits, development of European monetary integration, eurozone, Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa, West African Economic and Monetary Union, CARICOM. 11. Full Economic and Monetary Union. Principles and Practical Cases - fiscal integration, fiscal policy, tax in the European Union. 12. Political Union. Principles and Practical Cases - institutionalized forms of political integration, future form of political integration in the EU. 13. Global Economic Integration – definition, main subjects of global integration, degrees of global integration. 14. Current issues of economic integration in the world.

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Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Credit - active participation in seminars, presentation, credit test.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S01) International Economic Relations P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S01) International Economic Relations P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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