Carnegie Mellon University

Political Economy of Transatlantic Partnership

Course Number: 84-616

The changing international world order due to China's rise as a global economic superpower and the rise of authoritarianism and populism in developed economies have created new challenges and opportunities in the transatlantic community. This course examines the key economic issues in current transatlantic relations. Our focus will be on the economic cooperation and tensions between the two largest economies and the largest trade and investment partners in the twenty-first century, the United States and the European Union. We will identify the recent disruptive global economic events, including the financial crises, Brexit, China's accession to the World Trade Organization, regulatory affairs, COVID-19, and supply chain problems, and discuss the governance and institutional structures the US and the EU have put in place to overcome these challenges. Additionally, we will analyze the populist and nationalist challenges to the liberal democracy and how domestic political forces have resulted in environmental, economic, and human rights crises on both sides of the Atlantic, as seen in recent tariff wars, failed international agreements, and the refugee crisis. Students will leave the course with a stronger appreciation for the US and the EU's commitment to advance a rules-based international order and strategic cooperation despite distinct approaches to economic policy.

Academic Year: 2022-2023
Semester(s): Fall
Required/Elective: Elective
Units: 12
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Aycan Katitas

Fall 2022
Tuesday and Thursday
11:50 AM-1:10PM

Master of Science in International Relations and Politics: International Relations concentration