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International Political Economy

Course Number: 84-610

This course explores how political institutions, processes, and actors influence economic interactions both domestically and internationally. During the semester, we will address two key questions: 1) how do governments collaborate to regulate, and stabilize, the trans-boundary flow of capital, goods, and services?; 2) what are the distributional and political consequences of the current world economic order? In exploring these questions from diverse theoretical lenses, we will discuss topics ranging from monetary and exchange rate policies, international trade, and global integration of production to the role of multinational corporations, social movements and civil society organizations, as well as institutions for corporate social responsibility, in the global economy. By the end of the course, students will be prepared to compare and contrast the theoretical propositions, and policy recommendations, of rival schools of thought. 

Units: 12
Prerequisite(s): Prior Economics Experience Recommended
Location(s): Pittsburgh