International Political Economy
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Economics, International Economics, International Politics, Political Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
International political economy (IPE) is a subject that bridges the disciplines of economics and political science. It focuses on how and why countries integrate themselves into the global economy, and how openness and participation in the global economy affects individuals, countries, and national policies. This course introduces students to the substantive issues that IPE examines, including the politics of trade, finance, exchange, and economic development.
1. Analyse the interaction of politics and macroeconomics in the international arena.
2. Compare, contrast and evaluate contending theoretical approaches in the field of International Political Economy
3. Appraise the history of trade and international capital flows in the Atlantic economy from the late-19th century to present
4. Describe and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of contending theoretical approaches to the study of international institutions such as the World Bank and IMF
5. Evaluate the interactive relationship between domestic politics and the international economic system.