European Financial Markets and Institutions (E)

level of course unit

First cycle

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


course contents

1. History of Political, Economic, 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. Jakob de Haan, Dirk Schoenmaker and Peter Wierts, “Financial Markets and Institutions: A European Perspective”, Cambridge University Press, 4th ed., 2020.
2. Mariarosa Barroni and Simone Rossi, “Banking in Europe”, Palgrave Pivot, 2019.
3. Noah Vardi, “The Integration of European Financial Markets”, Routledge, 2010.

assessment methods and criteria

Final examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentation, discussion, individual and group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Vladimir Zenevitch

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


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