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The Politics of the Global Economy (required – option 1)

February 20, 2023

Individuals have traded goods across territorial borders since the dawn of the city-state. Over time, they have altered their economic relations with each other in response to changes in technology, ideology, and the distribution of power. But what determines the direction, magnitude, governance, and fluctuation of these cross-border flows? How does trade, money, investment, and migration respond to structural change or exogenous shocks? This course surveys theories and issue areas of the global political economy from the past and present to develop a better understanding about the future.