Alessio lectures at Sciences Po (Lille), while being also a frequent guest lecturer in several universities, including Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna), University of Bayreuth, and University of Pisa.

Economic and Monetary Union

Fall 2021

Course Description

The aim of this course is to analyse the process of European monetary integration and the institutions of economic governance in the EU. The course will provide students with a theoretical framework of analysis and introduce the policy debate underlying economic and monetary integration in the EU. We will analyse these questions from both an economic and political perspective, and will use macroeconomic concepts to examine issues such as the financial and economic crisis of 2008, the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and, more recently, the economic crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand and critically assess the interactions between the theories and motivations behind the process of European Monetary Union.