European Financial Markets & Institutions(E)
level of course unit
1st year of study
Learning outcomes of course unit
Students should get clear understanding of the history and goals of European integration, especially in the financial and monetary areas.
Recent developments, structure and trends in the European financial markets and infrastructures will be thoroughly presented and discussed.
Thorough understanding of the reasons for smooth co-operation of the European financial intermediaries / institutions within Economic and Monetary Union will be acquired.
Important policies of financial regulation and supervision, of financial stability and of competition in financial sector within European Union will be discussed in detail.
prerequisites and co-requisites
1. History of Political, Economical, Financial and Monetary Integration in European Union
2. Main Task and Main Functions of the Financial System
3. European Financial Markets and Infrastructures
4. European Financial Institutions: Institutional Investors, Banks and Insurance Companies
5. European Financial Regulation, Financial Stability and Competition Policies
recommended or required reading
1. “Financial Markets and Institutions. A European Perspective”, J. de Haan, S. Oosterloo, D. Schoenmaker. Cambridge, 3rd ed., 2015.
2. “Handbook of European Financial Markets and Institutions”, X. Freixas (ed.). Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
Presentation, discussion, single and group work,face-to-face,
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Dr. Vladimir Zenevitch
year of study
recommended optional program components
course unit code
type of course unit
mode of delivery
Face to Face