LUISS School of European Political Economy

Introduction

Why LUISS School of European Political Economy (SEP)?

The School of European Political Economy (SEP) is part of LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli. An independent university established between 1974 and 1978, it has four departments: Political Science, Law, Business and Management, and Economics and Finance. LUISS offers an advanced model of education, aiming not only to impart knowledge, but also to help students engage in flexible and open-minded reasoning.

There are many reasons why LUISS supports research and teaching on governance and European policy. In a period when European issues are pervasive and determine the cornerstones of national economic policies, Italy is one of the few member states that does not have an institution dedicated to this topic--one capable of functioning both as a school and a think tank. LUISS is in an excellent position to fill this gap, thanks to its ability to attract research expertise and establish international connections. Through SEP, it has created a center for academic research and advanced training that can also help guide policy makers.

Studying at the School of European Political Economy means becoming a part of the dynamic and international LUISS community. Students of our master’s courses are actively involved in all academic initiatives, seminars, and conferences at the university. For details regarding these activities, please see the LUISS web site. Here, however, we have outlined a few important aspects.

With regard to teaching, the LUISS model is based on:

  • a selective student body;
  • an admission test;
  • obligatory, full-time attendance;
  • a distinguished faculty, with backgrounds in academia, as well as the highest levels of the corporate world;
  • intensive study of foreign languages and information technology;
  • a well-stocked, targeted library with an online catalogue;
  • an extensive network of international exchanges with 100 European and non-European universities;
  • assistance from qualified tutors during the entire degree program and internship; and
  • seminars and debates on important issues, integrated with courses held during the academic year.

SEP master’s candidates can take advantage of all the services that LUISS reserves for its students.

About Us

Efficient interaction with European institutions can determine the success of public and private companies. It represents a key-factor for the growth of big and medium-sized firms in all member states of the European Monetary Union. Companies often lack a thorough and adequate knowledge of the European regulatory framework, and European institutions need to improve their capacity to assess the impact of regulation on the private sector.

The School of European Political Economy (SEP) is a twin and complementary institution to the LUISS School of Government (SOG). Both operate under the umbrella of the LUISS School of Governmental Studies (LSGS).

Objectives

SEP aims at contributing to the creation of a more solid foundation for economic prosperity and social cohesion in the European Union. In order to achieve this goal as effectively as possible, it takes advantage of LUISS's ability to attract prominent researchers and experts. It also benefits from around forty Senior Fellows, all of whom add notable international connections. Some of the members of LIGEP, a former group of international economists coordinated by Jean-Paul Fitoussi, number among them.

SEP has established links with the main centers of European economic research, where SEP’s faculty is already actively involved. It also employs young international scholars interested in researching the European economy and institutions.

People

SEP is directed by Marcello Messori (LUISS University, Rome), and has a Scientific Council chaired by Stefano Micossi (Collège d’Europe, Bruges and Assonime, Rome). Other members of its Council are: Marcello Clarich (LUISS), Marcello De Cecco (LUISS), Stefano Manzocchi (LUISS), Pier Carlo Padoan (University of Rome la Sapienza), Francesco Saraceno (OFCE, Paris and Sciences-Po, Paris), and Gianni Toniolo (LUISS).

The core research team is composed of five full-time researchers and the think tank has ready access to expertise from the above-mentioned network of Senior Fellows. External scholars and researchers interested in its activities are members of a committee known as SEP Friends.

Mariagiulia Porcelli is responsible for executive coordination. Leonardo Risorto is the academic tutor for SEP's master's programs, and Layla Tarar is the editor of our website.

LUISS NETWORK

What distinguishes LUISS is its privileged relationship with the business world. Over 200 companies, multinationals, and public and private institutions collaborate with the university, each offering real opportunities to enter the business world. LUISS provides students with multiple opportunities to meet and learn from business professionals. Its connections with the institutional and European network enhances the career prospects of its graduates.

Master's Program

SEP offers a second-level Master in European Economic Governance (MEEG). It is a one-year program taught in English, aiming to form experts on European regulatory issues by providing a strong background in advanced economics and a deep understanding of EU and EMU institutions.

In conjunction with the School of Public Administration, SEP also offers a one-year Master in Scienze Comportamentali e Amministrazioni (SCA). Taught in Italian, it aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for management-level jobs in Italian public administration.

LUISS'S SERVICES

  • LIBRARY

The library specializes in Social Sciences, particularly in Law, Economics, and Political Science. It holds about 120.000 books and subscribes to over 2.000 paper journals, 75 databases, and over 30.000 e-journals.

  • SHUTTLE SERVICE

A free shuttle service links the different university venues.

  • CASA LUISS

In order to satisfy student demand for accommodation, the Real Estate University Services office helps and supports students that are looking for a place to stay. The Service is free for LUISS students.

  • HEALTH CARE

At the University Union, students can access a cost- free health care service (Preventative Care and Emergency Medical Services).

  • CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

LUISS organizes many cultural activities for its students. The University also has agreements with a number of theatres in Rome, offering students reduced-price tickets or discount season tickets.

  • SPORTS

Students practice all kinds of sports at LUISS: basketball, soccer, volleyball, rugby, athletics. Sports activities take place at PALALUISS, Acqua Acetosa field, and the CUS field.

  • BOOKSHOP

The ARION Bookshop has a notable selection of books on Management, Law, Economics, Marketing, History, and Politics. The bookshop is located within the Campus, at Viale Romania, 32.

  • COPY CENTER

The Copy Center (Viale Romania, 32 and Viale Pola, 12) is available for photocopying and binding services, and has a good selection of stationary.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master in European Economic Governance (MEEG)

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Italy Rome

The MEEG aims at training full-fledged economists and experts in the field of European regulation and policy. Technical and analytical competencies acquired through the program are intended to form professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the European regulatory framework, who are adept at managing relations between national institutions, companies, and European institutions. [+]

NEW - Master in European Economic Governance This master's program will complement SEP’s other activities, which are currently focused on the analysis of the economy and governance of both the European Union (EU) and the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), with an aim to develop policy suggestions. SEP's analytical research will enhance MEEG's theoretical, institutional and applied knowledge. After a one-year course, MEEG students will earn an international master's degree (Master di II livello) in Economics. The master’s program is divided into two terms. The first term focuses on providing essential analytical and macroeconomic tools, as well as an overview of the historical development and legal evolution of the EU and EMU. In the second term, courses concentrate on the internal market of the EU and related key regulatory issues, such as the regulation of banking and capital markets, corporate governance, consumer protection, energy, and the environment. In order to get the most out of these courses, students are expected to already possess basic analytical tools, and two preliminary courses will be offered to those who lack prior training in the field of economics. All candidates will be required to attend a course on the management of data processing programs (Math-Lab), in addition to a course on application sources and techniques for European Funds. Aim The MEEG aims at training full-fledged economists and experts in the field of European regulation and policy. Technical and analytical competencies acquired through the program are intended to form professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the European regulatory framework, who are adept at managing relations between national institutions, companies, and European institutions. Almost all big and medium-sized firms operating within EMU member states entertain stable and continuous interactions with key European institutions. These interactions are often hindered by insufficient knowledge of the regulatory framework on the side of firms. On the flipside, European institutions often fail to factor in technical and country-specific instruments, causing them to inadequately assess the impact of their regulatory framework on the private sector. The MEEG aims at training professionals who can see the complete picture, and act as a vital link between national institutions, companies, and European institutions. Program The MEEG is a second level master's degree (Master di II livello). It is conducted in English, with a completion requirement of 60 credits. All applicants must possess a four or five-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent diploma), and will be selected based on their CV, and, in certain cases, an interview. The MEEG program includes two preliminary courses (for candidates who require basic technical tools), twelve main courses, two instrumental courses (Math-Lab and Application for European Funds), and three optional courses. Each of the preliminary courses lasts 12 hours and grants no credit. Each of the main and instrumental courses lasts 20 hours (including possible course-specific seminars) and grants 3 credits; 3 credits are provided by each of the optional courses (see below). A master's thesis provides 6 credits, and additional credits derive from activities in common with other master's programs, or self-directed activities approved by the teaching board. The MEEG intends to assist students with solid academic track records in finding internship opportunities at economic and financial institutions, both national and European. Instruction is divided into a preparatory phase, if necessary, and two full academic terms. Students who need to acquire basic technical tools for advancing through the program must take two preliminary courses in September, neither of which provide credits toward graduation. The first academic term spans October-December, during which students must complete between 7-8 courses (21-24 credits). The second term spans March-May, and consists of the remaining 7-8 courses (21-24credits), along with additional seminars as required. For all courses, attendance is compulsory. Lectures are usually held three days per week. A fourth day is reserved for general conferences and seminars, as well as internal course-specific events. A fifth day is dedicated to tutoring and discussion sessions, as well as individual study. The period from June to September is devoted to preparing the master's thesis and/or completing a possible internship. The program's structure allows for some flexibility in order to accommodate individual interests. Motivated candidates may submit proposals for self-directed study to the teaching board, with the understanding that refusal is a possibility. To earn the master's degree, candidates must pass a written exam at the end of each completed course write, and present a thesis to the teaching board, and satisfy the requirement for self-directed study. Program MEEG comprises the following courses: (i) two preliminary courses (to be taken in September) dealing with mathematical and statistical applications of economic theory and policy; (ii) two main courses on European macroeconomic theory and policy; (iii) six main courses on European regulation; (iv) one main course on European and comparative law; (v) one main course on European economic history; (vi) one main course on European economic institutions; (vii) one main course on European political institutions; (viii) two instrumental courses; (ix) two elective courses or group of courses; (x) seminars. In general (see below for exceptions), a completed program of study will include the twelve main courses, two instrumental courses, two elective courses, and additional seminars. Exceptions Candidates who do not have sufficient quantitative skill at the time of enrollment will be required to complete two additional preliminary courses. Candidates who possess an undergraduate degree lacking in economic training can substitute the two preliminary courses under (i) with two basic courses in Maths and Statistics offered by LUISS University. Additionally, they will be requested to replace the three optional courses under (ix) with three basic courses on microeconomics, macroeconomics and economic policy, offered by other degree programs at LUISS University. To supplement the above-mentioned courses, the master's program will include: (i) seminars held by key European representatives; (ii) professional training seminars, possibly in common with other master's programs; and (iii) seminars in which candidates will present their theses. Near the end of the instruction period, the MEEG will assist in the process of finding internship opportunities. These may be found at economic and financial institutions (both national and European), as well as at private firms. Curriculum SEP Senior Researchers, SEP Senior Fellows, and SEP Friends constitute the core of the MEEG's academic staff. This group cooperates with representatives from EU political and juridical institutions, notably, key personages already participating in other SEP and LUISS School of Government (SoG) activities. The MEEG provides candidates with flexibility in their academic endeavors, allowing them to tailor their path of study to their professional backgrounds, interests, and career preferences. The list of courses below shows the variety of options available, whether they be courses belonging to other master's programs in SEP and SoG, or those belonging to other first and second degree master's programs at LUISS University. Teaching staff will guide and approve each study plan. All candidates will have access to a dedicated tutor. Preliminary Courses 1. Introduction to Quantitative Economic Methods 2. Introduction to Advanced Economics First Term 1. European Economic Governance 2. The European Economy Since 1945 3. European Law 4. European Macroeconomics: Issues in Advanced Policies 5. European Monetary Theory and Policy 6. European Political Institutions 7. Instrumental Course: Math Lab Second Term 1. Banking Regulation 2. Capital Markets Regulation in the European Union 3. Competition and Consumer Protection in the European Union 4. Corporate Governance in the European Union 5. The European Union Internal Market for Products and Services 6. Energy and Environment in the European Union 7. Instrumental Course: Access to European Funds for Investment, R&D, and Cohesion Electives Candidates are requested to choose two more courses among those designed for the MEEG program, those provided by other degree programs at SEP, and those available through the SoG. In the academic year 2015-2016, one course is available as an elective directly through the MEEG program: 1. The European Welfare System (Term 2) A list of other available electives will be provided to candidates prior to the beginning of each term. Before each term, students will receive a file for each of the basic courses provided, with the curriculum, relevant references, and study material. Candidates are encouraged to set up their thesis as a research paper fit for publication. Their progress will be supervised by a member of the teaching staff or a senior researcher chosen by the teaching staff. Thanks to the structure outlined above, the MEEG program provides high-level training to assist candidates in reaching their professional goals. KEY ELEMENTS OF MEEG What we trust in and work for everyday EUROPE AS A KEY-FIELD OF INTEREST Companies and institutions operating in the internal market gain competitiveness by adopting a European perspective SKILLS FOR NEW PROFESSIONALS Full-fledged economists who link national institutions or companies with European institutions INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS SEP is part of a network of research and policy centres LUISS'S ADDED VALUE Over 200 companies and institutions collaborate with LUISS and offer its graduates employment opportunities MEEG’S GOALS What the MEEG will do DEVELOP PROFESSIONALS FOR EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS AND COMPANIES MATCH THE CORPORATE ACTIVITY WITH THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK GIVE YOUNG PEOPLE THE POTENTIAL TO WORK IN A EUROPEAN CONTEXT DEEPEN UNDERSTANDING OF EU INSTITUTIONS AND ITS ACTIVITIES PARTICIPANTS' PROFILE The MEEG program seeks to attract candidates who are interested in European studies, who aim to become key professional gures in their elds through a better understanding of the relations between national institutions or private companies and European institutions. Admission requirements: Master’s Degree (Italian Laurea Magistrale or equivalent international Degree) English knowledge: C1, C2 Deep interest in European policies European vision and global mindset DOCUMENTS Applicants must send the following documents: Application request CV Possible additional certifications OPPORTUNITIES With advanced technical and analytical training, graduates of the MEEG program will have an advantage when seeking employment at: European institutions national institutions private or public companies, as a “link” with the European institutions lobbying firms research centers The technical and analytical competence that participants will acquire at MEEG are intended to form professionals in the field of European institutions and in the management of relations between national institutions or companies and European institutions. Private sector interaction with European institutions is often based on insu cient knowledge of regulatory framework. On the ipside, European institutions often do not adequately assess the impact of regulation on productivity, especially through the lens of technical and country- speci c instruments. The MEEG program aims at training professionals who can play these missing roles, both on the side of national institutions and companies, as well as that of European institutions. INTERNSHIP The MEEG program intends to assist its graduates' search for internship opportunities, at national and European economic and nancial institutions. The LUISS network and its connections with national and European institutions, as well as the business world, increase internship opportunities. LUISS NETWORK What distinguishes LUISS is its privileged relationship with the business world. Over 200 companies, multinationals, and public and private institutions collaborate with the university, each offering real opportunities to enter the business world. LUISS provides students with multiple opportunities to meet and learn from business professionals. Its connections with the institutional and European network enhances the career prospects of its graduates. MEEG aims at training full-fledged economists with expert knowledge in the field of European policy and regulation. It creates professionals in the management of relations between national institutions or companies and European institutions. [-]

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LUISS School of European Political Economy (SEP)

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Rome 00197, Italy
Website http://sep.luiss.it
Phone +39 06 8522 5091