Academics / Concentrations

International Political Economy

Protect and preserve human rights.

Study the effects of globalization on economic and political influencers, including governments and international institutions, and impact regulations that shape business activity.

This concentration is only available for students enrolled in the Master of Public and International Affairs program.

Areas of Focus

  • International trade and regulatory policy
  • Multinational corporations and global supply chains
  • International finance and macroeconomic policy
  • Globalization and development
  • Political economy of global energy and environment
  • International economic institutions

Major Courses and Plans of Study

With the international political economy concentration, you will choose from a range of core courses tailored to you interests as well as taking a set of required degree courses.  A set of required degree courses are outlined in the MPIA plan of study for this concentration.

Faculty Experts

Work with faculty whose academic backgrounds, fieldwork, and research are at the nexus of environmental policy and practice.

Erica Owen

Erica Owen
Associate Dean, Associate Professor

Owen is an expert in the political economy of trade, foreign direct investment, and the politics of labor and multinational firms.

Ilia Murtazashvili

Ilia Murtazashvili
Associate Professor

A specialist in political economy, Murtazashvili studies economic and political institutions that are closely associated with wealth creation and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Michael Lewin

Michael Lewin
Senior Lecturer

A former Senior Economist at the World Bank, Lewin specializes in international economics (trade and finance) and economic development.