POSC 182F Politics and Economic Policy, International Relations
This course provides an introduction to the political and economic determinants and consequences of international economic policies. It examines how and why countries regulate core economic activities: trade, portfolio capital flows, foreign direct investment (FDI), and migration. The course also addresses several consequences of international economic integration including economic crises and international economic cooperation. The course utilizes two main analytical tools: basic economic principles to explain how economic policies influence the distribution of income and political economy theories that explain how politicians set policies. Students will also develop analytical and writing skills through class/section exercises, assignments, and exams.
Course offered: Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2020, Winter 2023