- Student Year
- Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
- Courses Offered By
- College of Arts and Letters
2020 Program Dates: May 22 - July 4
This six-week, six-credit faculty-led, European-centered program based in Berlin concentrates on the economics of competition policy from a transnational perspective. The two complementary courses, Competition Policy in the European Union (ECON 34582) and European History, Politics, and Society (GE 34241), bring together the areas of economics, history, politics, and culture. The Econ course explores the reasons behind the European Commission’s recent aggressive stance toward the competitive practices of many large, influential companies such as Google, Apple and Amazon. In the History course, we will explore topics related to post-1945 history and politics as they affected European society. Both courses are taught in English. Excursions to various European economic research institutes, policy centers, and museums complement and enrich the coursework. This program will be led by Forrest Spence, PhD, in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame.