Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre

Makroökonomische Theorie und Politik

Prof. Dr. Paul J.J. Welfens

Jean Monnet Chair for European Economic Integration


Globalization, Integration and International Organizations

Prof. Dr. Paul J.J. Welfens

Room: M.12.25

Time: Thursdays, 10:00-12:00

Start of Lectures: 04.04.2019



The globalization of economic relations and economic integration (EU, ASEAN, MERCOSUR etc.) have become key elements of modern internationalization dynamics. Particularly the EU has argued that regional integration generates not only economic benefits but also will facilitate pursuing of EU international interest in the process of globalization and in international institutions. Thus the focus is on globalization of the economy and the evolutionary dynamics of regional integration schemes as well as the role of effectively global economic organizations such as the IMF, the World Bank, BIS and G8 plus OECD. Besides theoretical and empirical issues modern institutional aspects are highlighted. Policy perspectives of the US, the EU and Asian countries are also discussed.


Lecture Slides

Version 2019: moodle course


Version 12.04.2018

Version 20.04.2017

Version 11.04.2016

Version 15.04.2015


Literature Recommendations (Old-SS 2011 by Prof. Welfens)

JAUMOTTE, F.; LALL, S.; PAPAGEORGIOU, C. (2008), Rising Income Inequality: Technology, or Trade and Financial Globalization, IMF Working Paper WP/08/185, Washington DC

HEISE, A.; WELFENS, P.J.J. (Eds.) (2006) 50 Years of EU Integration, Heidelberg, Springer

TILLY, R.; WELFENS, P.J.J. (Eds.) (1999) Economic Globalization, International Organizations and Crisis Management, Heidelberg, Springer

Rising Income Inequality: Technology, or Trade and Financial Globalization?

The EU Economy 2005 Review

Quarterly Report on the Euro Area, Vol. 8 (1), 2009

Climate Issues (This is a link to the World Development Report of the World Bank, 60 MB !!!)

A New Measure of Financial Openness

KOF Index of Globalization

Gross Debt in the EU


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