Econ 786a. International Political Economy

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Course Type: 
Graduate
Course term: 
Not offered
Year: 
2013

This new course will cover a range of major topics in international political economy. It is intended as a complement to Economics 787b/Polsci 752b and Economics 700a. It will assume rational behavior of individuals and groups with respect to economic and political decision, given relevant constraints, but in a predominantly international context. Since a primary intent of the course is to foster interdiciplinary discussion and research in this area, the range of topics covered (and methods of analysis) will depend to some extent on the interests and prior analytical training of participants. Among the likely topics are international trade, international finance, economic integration, international institutions, harmonization of international labor and environmental standards, and policy reform. Students will be asked to prepare class presentations and to write a course paper.