Economic Dynamics and Integration in Eastern Europe and Asia

Prof. Dr. Paul J.J. Welfens / David Hanrahan / Tian Xiong

Time: Mondays, 16-18:00

Place: M.14.25

Starting Date: 17.10.2022

Moodle course: Please enroll in here


The lectures aim at offering an understanding of the dynamics underlying the economic rise of Asia and the factors driving regional economic integration. The module includes the comparative study of trade and industrial policies of major Asian countries in order to differentiate between different patterns of development in Asia, the analysis of the emergence of regional production networks and their impact on economic growth and regional division of labour, an exploration of China`s and Japan`s role for regional economic development, and the study of the process of regional economic integration, concentrating on the role of institutions in the creation of an East Asian Economic Community.


[Translate to english:]

  • Jovanovic, M. (2006), The Economics of International Integration, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham
  • Pelkmans, J. (2006), European integration: methods and economic analysis, Pearson Education: Hawlow
  • Welfens, P.J.J. (2016), Brexit aus Versehen, Springer Verlag: Wiesbaden
  • Welfens, P.J.J. (2017), An Accidental BREXIT, Palgrave Macmillan: London
  • Whyman, P.; Petrescu, A. (2017), The Economics of Brexit, Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • IMF Country Report on China, No. 15/234
  • European Commission, Economic Crisis in Europe - Causes, Consequences and Responses, 2009

The previous exams are helpful in preparing for the exam. You can download and view the exam questions under the heading "Economic Integration and the World Economy" using the link provided. 

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