On January 31, 2020, the UK officially withdrew from the European Union after almost 4 years of negotiations. By mid-March 2020, many countries shut down their economies to slow the spread of COVID. How did these twin shocks affect the EU, UK, and their evolving post-Brexit relationship? What economic policies did the EU, individual EU members, and the UK implement to deal with these effects, and how successful were they? These are some of the questions that we explore in this course. 

Christine Sauer is Professor Emerita of Economics and former Director/Associate Director of the International Studies Institute at UNM. A native of Germany, she earned her PhD at Brown University, specializing in international macro and monetary economics. Dr. Sauer is an award-winning teacher (2008-2009 Outstanding Teacher Award, 2011-2013 UNM Presidential Teaching Fellow) who has given talks about the European Union to various audiences at UNM and in the community.