International Political Economy

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Political Economy

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, International Economics, International Politics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    International political economy (IPE) is a subject that bridges the disciplines of economics and political science. It focuses on how and why countries integrate themselves into the global economy, and how openness and participation in the global economy affects individuals, countries, and national policies. This course introduces students to the substantive issues that IPE examines, including the politics of trade, finance, exchange, and economic development.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyse the interaction of politics and macroeconomics in the international arena.
    2. Compare, contrast and evaluate contending theoretical approaches in the field of International Political Economy
    3. Appraise the history of trade and international capital flows in the Atlantic economy from the late-19th century to present
    4. Describe and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of contending theoretical approaches to the study of international institutions such as the World Bank and IMF
    5. Evaluate the interactive relationship between domestic politics and the international economic system.