Key Issues in International Political Economy

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Key Issues in International Political Economy

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, International Politics

  • 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. Students will be introduced to a range of advanced theoretical approaches to the study of IPE. These concepts and theories will be introduced through a survey of the history of trade and international capital flows in the Atlantic economy from the mid-19th century to present. Students will learn to identify the strengths and weaknesses of contending theoretical approaches and will become skilled at identifying when and under what circumstances certain theories and assumptions are more applicable than others.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. A good understanding of the politics of trade, finance, and economic development over the last century
    2. A good understanding of the major theories and concepts in the IPE
    3. The ability to apply this knowledge to explain trade and monetary policies
    4. The ability to review and critique advanced research in the field of IPE

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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