Brexit and Beyond: Consequences for European Law & Economics
In a referendum on the 23rd of June 2016, a small majority (52%) of British voters supported the British exit from the European Union. This was no surprise, as levels of support for EU membership have been historically lower in the UK compared to other member states. The UK Independence Party mainly focused on the costs connected to EU membership and migration in order to activate voters. But what are the other legal and economic implications of such a depart from the European Union? In this course, we will also discuss the (dis)advantages of the different (Br)exit scenarios.
During this week we will focus on five central themes: one every course day. First of all, we will provide you with an introduction to the way the European Union is built and functions. Secondly, we will take a look at the four freedoms of the European single market: the free movement of goods, the free movement of capital, the freedom to establish and provide services and the free movement of persons. After an introductory lecture on this topic, we will practice with determining the scope of each freedom as well as applying the criteria. The third central theme is Brexit. We will focus on the background of Brexit, the procedure of departing with the European Union as well as the general consequences and the possible scenarios of how Brexit will take shape. Fourthly, consequences of Brexit within specific sectors will be dealt with, focusing inter alia on the transport, litigation, corporate law, and financial sectors. During the final day, we will turn our attention to political effects of Brexit as well as explore the possibility of a tax competition between the United Kingdom and the European Union, after which we will conclude our course with student presentations.
Self-study daily: 4 hours (preparation and research)
Assignment: You will be required to provide a short research paper on the (potential) effects of Brexit for a specific company. Students who need a grade for the course in order to obtain ECTS at their home universities will get an adapted assignment. Grading is based on a 10-point scale on the weighted sum of different elements.
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There is a 10% discount available for those who sign up before the 15th of March. This discount only applies to the course fee and not to the housing fee.
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