World Political Economy

Term: Spring 2011

Subject Code: GECO

Course Number: 5108

This course brings economic theory and political theory to bear on the analysis of contemporary economic problems, including the Asian financial crisis, the stagnation of wages in the United States, the monetary union in Europe, and economic integration of the Americas. Other possible topics include migration and urbanization, trade and investment, nationalism and national class divisions, patterns of the world division of labor, the economics of race and gender, the globalization of capital, the changing role of the modern state, contemporary macro policy, financial instability, technological change, and business organization. Lectures by the instructor and guests provide historical background and use case studies to analyze issues in political economy.

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