International Political Economy
Course Code: PUBLG050
Assessment: One 3,000 word policy brief
Credit Value: 15
About this course
This course introduces students to the study of international political economy (IPE). In this class students will be introduced to the principal perspectives on several of the key issues and topics in IPE, including international trade, investment, and development. We will discuss and critically assess critically recent theories and evidence on which political and economic forces enable and constrain global economic relations. Additionally, students will be able to answer several questions:
- How well do IPE theories explain observable patterns in the global economy?
- What are the limits of the current IPE research?
- Which areas require further investigation?
are no prerequisites for this class. PUBLG050 is designed as an introductory
class and no prior knowledge of political science or economics is required.
Students possessing a background in economics may wish to take PUBLG110.
*Students are not permitted to take both PUBLG050 and PUBLG110 as there are substantive overlaps. The choice of module PUBLG050 or PUBLG110 should be guided by familiarity with the topic. Students should consult the reading lists for further information.