HU53138 Kernseminar

SoSe 20: International Political Economy

Anselm Hager


The topic of this class is international political economy. While this class aims to be comprehensive, we will focus on the most recent academic literature, covering a variety of research methods including observational statistical analyses and survey experiments. At the end of this class, students will be familiar with the current state-of-art in the international political economy. Students taking this class should be familiar with economics and basic statistical analysis including regression. A working knowledge of game theory is also useful. The course material will assess some of the most relevant questions international political economy: What determines preferences for (and against) trade? What explains why some countries receive foreign direct investments, while others do not? How can we make sense of financial bailouts? What explains attitudes toward migration? Can international treaties effectively sustain cooperation among states? To answer these questions, we consult relevant literatures from economics and political science. We pay particular attention to rigorous empirical designs that allow one to pinpoint causal relationships. Schließen


Scheve, Kenneth F., and Matthew J. Slaughter. "What determines individual trade-policy preferences?" Journal of International Economics 54.2 (2001): 267-292. Büthe, Tim, and Helen V. Milner. "The politics of foreign direct investment into developing countries: increasing FDI through international trade agreements?." American Journal of Political Science 52.4 (2008): 741-762. James D. "Bargaining, enforcement, and international cooperation." International Organization 52.2 (1998): 269-305 Schließen

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