Fordham Law


Contemporary Protectionism: from Custom Duties to Economic Patriotism

The purpose of this course is to explain and analyze how the origins of the 2011 European crisis were discernible from the beginning of the European Monetary Union. We will study warning reports issued by European Founding Fathers, identify deficiencies and wrong strategies that eventually led to the Euro crisis through the examination of treaties and European reports. We will analyze all the barriers to the success of the Euro, the key role played by the European Central Bank whose limited missions have been criticized and the long process to the achievement of a better monetary stability through new treaties as well as the harmonization of economic governance which remain an unfinished task.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM