Introduction to International Relations (IPE)(Graduate, Mannheim)
This is a graduate course on international political economy. The course assumes familiarity with the contents of the international relations and with economics. The twin goals of the course are to (a) introduce students to contemporary scholaraly reseach on International Political Economy topics and (b) stimulate students to form original ideas for promising research projects in the area of international relations and political economy.
The course examines how domestic and international politics drive trade, investment, financial, and immigration policies and outcomes. It emphasizes the theoretical core, and some current debates, in the field but also aims to expose students to some nuts and bolts of each policy area and the chief methods by which scholars acquire knowledge of the subject. We pick up some knowledge of historical and contemporary examples wherever possible, but presenting historical material systematically is not the focus of the course.