Carnegie Mellon University

International Political Economy

Course Number: 84-310

This course explores how political institutions, process, 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 effects of the current world economic order? In exploring these question from diverse theoretical lenses, we will discuss topics ranging from monetary and exchange rate policies, intentional 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.

Academic Year: 2019-2020
Semester(s): Fall
Required/Elective: Required
Units: 9
Prerequisite(s): 73-102 or 84-110
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Learning Objectives

It is arguable that most prominent global issues are in some way related to economic issues, and as such internationally or economically oriented students who comprise CMU's student population will benefit from the content of the course.  Students will understand global economic history from 1900 to present, understand key economic arguments surrounding issues of economic integration, and understand the role of important institutions such as central banks and the WTO. The course will also advance students research skills and knowledge of modern statistical approaches.

Fall 2019
Tuesday and Thursday
12:00- 1:20 PM

Required course for the following IPS degrees:
B.S. Economics and Politics
Additional Major in Economics and Politics

Elective course for the following IPS degrees:
B.S. International Relations and Politics
Additional Major in International Relations and Politics
Minor in International Relations and Politics