GOV 360N • International Political Economy
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
This is an introductory course to the study of international political economy. Its primary focus will be the reciprocal interaction between markets and political behavior in the international system. We will explore such questions as why do states trade? Under what conditions do governments restrict international commerce? How does capital mobility constrain national economic policy? What is the role of international organizations such as the IMF and the World Bank in fostering development? Do extensive natural resource endowments limit long-term economic growth? The course is structured so as to create a dialogue between scholarship in political science and economics on three broad topics: the political economy of international trade, international monetary relations, and development.