Economic Global Order (IBP)
Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Area of Study
Economics, International Economics
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
It is no secret that, since the aftermath of WWII, the international arena is increasingly becoming more and more interconnected. Among many other factors, the consequences of the war, the globalization of markets, the cross-border nature of the many challenges that threaten our societies and the speed of the technological development are all contributing to the emergence of scene in Economic Global Order.
In this context, a number of International Organizations and Institutions of all sorts have mushroomed worldwide to cope with this ever-increasing complexity. Moreover, even paradoxically, they have also contributed to make the network of actors and interests of Global Governance even more complex.
This course will basically focus on the economics and trade. As a result, it has a two-folded objective. Firstly, it aims at presenting the key issues and the most critical moments of the historical path to the current state of the art in Global Governance. Secondly, it aims at presenting the most relevant Institutions that deal with global economics and international trade, as well as the outcomes of the expected (and unexpected) outcomes of the current globalization (economic imbalances, transnational migrations, environmental concerns …). In so doing, attention will also be paved to specific empirical cases to illustrate the development of the international political economy trends since 1945.applies to maintain peace and security: the UN Peace Operations. This is done by focusing on theoretical debates that have shaped the missions over the time, by examining their evolution in nature and scope and by grasping historical examples (Sierra Leone, Haiti, Burundi, Timor-Leste, Afghanistan, etc...).
Advised Prerequisite: Introductory Economics
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.