Dr Joan Pere Plaza

Position

Lecturer

Qualifications

PhD in Political Science (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Biography

Joan Pere Plaza Font’s teaching and research work spans several EU-related topics, in particular interregionalism, European institutions and, more recently, EU trade policy, an area in which he currently coordinates the project Knowledge and Innovation for the European Trade Challenges (Jean Monnet Module, Project No. 621100-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-EPPJMO-MODULE).

Deeply concerned with his teaching duties and pedagogical innovation, he is a scientific adviser to SimLearn, a Belgium-based spin-off that creates innovative online storytelling tools to unpack the functioning of EU political systems.

In his spare time, he grows tomatoes and aubergines in his urban vegetable garden and spends hours baking homemade bread.

Subjects they teach

Subject
Programme
Typology

European Integration

Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing

Required

Programme:
Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing

Description

The development of the European economy in the late 20th and early 21st century. Objectives, principles and stages of European construction. Institutional, legal and financial structures.

Learning Outcomes

Reflect on the future evolution of the EU and learn about its economic, social, political and cultural implications.

Code:
42201

Créditos:
4 ECTS

Language:
English

Type of subject: Required

Syllabus

Institutions and Markets. Regional processes of Economic Integration

Master of Science in International Business

Required

Programme:
Master of Science in International Business

Description
  • Cooperation and economic integration.
  • Worldwide economic and industrial integration processes.
  • Institutional, legal and financial guarantees.
  • European Union: Institutions and Markets.

Créditos:
3 ECTS

Language:
ENGLISH

Type of subject: Required

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Introduction to Corporate Law

Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing

Required

Programme:
Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing

Description

An introduction to law: sources of law and the philosophy of law. The legal system. Core institutions in civil, mercantile, fiscal and labour law. Mercantile law. Trading companies. Societal cooperation structures. Stocks and securities. Bills of exchange.

Learning Outcomes

Understand the main legal implications, possibilities and limitations of business activities. Analyse and compare the advantages and disadvantages of the different kinds of trading companies.

Code:
41102

Créditos:
4 ECTS

Language:
Catalan / Spanish

Type of subject: Required

Syllabus

The EU trade policy in a time of changes

Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing

Elective

Programme:
Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing

Description

The EU's Common Trade Policy is an inseparable element of the process of European integration in both economic and political terms. Many aspects explain this centrality: it is one of the EU's few exclusive competences; the success of the Single Market and its potential both to attract trade partners and to generate surpluses and income that can be converted into FDI in third countries; and, of course, the absence of a common foreign policy. These are just some of the factors. The EU has used its CTP as an policy instrument to establish itself as an actor on the international stage and be recognised as such. Proof of this are numerous: the EU has been a full member of the World Trade Organisation since 1 January 1995, for example. Moreover, the EU has been combining this multilateral approach to trade with a more and more dense of bilateral trade agreements (Korea, Chile, Pakistan, the Philippines, to mention just a few). This subject seeks to teach second-cycle students about all these debates.

Code:
40318

Créditos:
4 ECTS

Language:
English

Type of subject: Elective

Syllabus