International Organizations: Money and Finance (Advanced Undergraduate)

This is an upper level undergraduate and graduate course on international organizations with a focus on international money, central banking, and finance and regulation. The course assumes familiarity with the contents of international relations and economics. The twin goals of the course are to (a) introduce students to contemporary scholarly research on international organizations and (b) stimulate students to form original ideas for promising research projects in the area of political economy especially related to monetary policy. The course will examine how domestic and international institutions drive financial and political outcomes as well as how financial markets and politics shape international organizations. It emphasizes the theoretical core but also aims to expose students to current events such as the European Financial Crisis, financial regulation, and international cooperation in monetary and financial affairs.

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