Study the effects of globalization on economic and political influencers, including governments and international institutions, and impact regulations that shape business activity.
Gain skill in applying your knowledge to real issues in the public or private sector. Prior to graduation, you’ll also complete a 300-hour internship at an approved site.
With a keen understanding of global trade, finance, and politics, paired with deep analytical skills, you’ll be prepared for careers in a range of industries, from the government and nonprofits, to large corporations and banks.
As an international political economy major, you’ll benefit from GSPIA’s strengths in international trade, global finance, and development, while tailoring your study to your career pursuits. You’ll also complete a set of required degree courses, which are outlined in the MPIA plan of study.View MPIA plan of study
International trade is important and controversial. All countries participate in international trade, yet all countries also restrict trade. In every country, you can find people and groups who favor freer trade and others who oppose it. This course will introduce you to economic theories of trade and its application to understanding current trade issues, policies, and negotiations.
Why do states select the financial policies that they do, and with what effects? This course will introduce you to important political and economic actors that compose the international financial system. You’ll learn about different types of financial flows and the politics and economics that surround currency policy, sovereign debt, political risk, credit ratings, and regulatory policy decisions.
This course focuses on the international financial system and its significance for policy-making. Topics include: the balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, fixed and flexible exchange rates, purchasing power parity, and, alternative monetary regimes. The course will introduce the relevant economic theory and its application to international finance and policies.
Learn from and collaborate with faculty who have real-world and in-depth research experiences in international politics and economics.View All Faculty
Owen is an expert in political economy of trade, foreign direct investment, and the politics of labor and multinational firms.Learn More
Wilf’s research focuses on how countries cooperate on issues of trade and financial regulations and how international organizations affect countries’ economic policy choices.Learn More
A former Senior Economist at the World Bank, Lewin specializes in international economics (trade and finance) and economic development.Learn More
Gain experience in research, teaching, and public service dedicated to global politics and economics.View all