International Political Economy
This course will provide a framework for understanding economic principles and policymakers’ goals, means, and challenges when attempting to influence economic outcomes. Case studies will be used to provide an understanding of key aspects of the evolving global economy, including the roles and interconnectedness of countries, governments, households, corporations, financial markets, and international multilateral institutions. The course also will examine how economic factors influence elections, as well as changes in government and in economic policy. Emphasis will be placed on current relevant themes related to protectionism, trade, geopolitics, and inequality. A goal of the course is to provide a better understanding of the state of the world economy and the opportunities and challenges posed by international economic interdependence.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of economic principles that affect the global market and influence global outcomes
- A deep knowledge of the interconnectedness of the global economy and politics
- Students interested in the world economy and the challenges of politics and economic outcomes
- Professionals seeking a deeper understanding of the policy and politics that influence global economies