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International Political Economy

This course provides an introduction to international political economy (IPE) - the interaction of economics and politics, of markets and government, in the international arena. The course has three fundamental premises: first, economic factors play an important role in international relations; second, the world economy has become integrated and interdependent; third, political institutions and policies have a significant impact on the world economy. The goal of the course is to give students a better understanding of the world economy, the nature of international economic issues, the roles of international economic institutions and multinational enterprises, and the policy challenges of economic interdependence. The course is intended to provide an interdisciplinary analytical framework for the subject incorporating political science, economics, and recent history and to examine contemporary issues of international economic relations.


  • International Trade: Theory, Institutions, and Current Topics
  • International Finance: Exchange Rates & Financial Crises
  • Environmental, Social & Governance Issues and the Global Economy
  • History of Globalization
  • Country Risk and the Credit Rating Agencies

This course is eligible towards the completion of the Certificate in Global Affairs . Bundle your coursework and earn a professional credential that communicates knowledge and skills gained. Declared Certificate students receive 10% off of courses within the program.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A deep knowledge of the basic components of the theories of IPE, the gains from trade, and the determination of exchange rates
  • An understanding of the history of the global economy since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, including recent economic events
  • Skills to analyze country risk and sovereign credit risk

Ideal for

  • 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
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2024
    • Date

      Feb 21 - Mar 27
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Scher, Roger
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $649