GLST 340 International Political Economy

This course studies how political context influences economic policy choice and performance. Rather than trying to investigate which economic policies are most efficient in a vacuum, the field of political economy seeks to investigate the linkage between economic policy and political power. The course focuses on the international rather than the domestic factors that lead countries to choose certain economic policies over others, and why those policies succeed (or do not). This course examines the economic interactions between developed and developing countries, autocracies, democracies, and those political systems which merge elements of each.