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International Political Economy


Credits: 4 ECTS

Second semester

Pathway core courses




This course is an introduction to international political economy taught at master’s level. We explore the interaction between politics and economics in four main issues/policies (trade, international investment, monetary relations, and migration), from the 1860s to the present day. We focus not only on specific events (e.g. the creation of the Gold Standard in the 1860s, hyperinflation in Germany in the 1920s, the creation of the EEC in 1957, the end of the Uruguay Round in 1994, or the collapse of Lehmann Brothers in 2008), but also on the theoretical and empirical methodologies required to interpret and learn from those events (game theory, economic theory, political theory, hypothesis-testing, etc).


  • Mid-term examination (10 multiple choice questions plus one short essay): 20%
  • Final examination (10 multiple choice question plus two short essays): 30%
  • Final research paper (original research paper): 25%
  • Assiduity and participation (see “open debate” under the heading on class methodology):