This course trains students in the modern International Political Economy analysis of the battle between the winners and losers of economic globalization. The first part of the course focuses on political economy approaches to international trade issues, including discussions of trade policy in rich and poor countries, the role of government in assisting displaced workers, the regulation of labor standards and the politics of multinational corporations. The second part of the course provides students with a well-rounded understanding of the political, economic, and social aspects of the international financial system and financial crisis. This includes political economy analysis of important recent events such as the US credit rating downgrade and the European dept crisis.
Prerequisites: IPE 201 and ECON 170.