International Political Economy: Finance, Trade and Migration
Students in the International Political Economy track gain expertise in the finer points of the role of internationalization on interest rates, the value of currency and securities, and the economic performance of nation-states and supranational actors.
Students also master the political economy of international trade and multi-national business, as well as learn to identify the linkages between private-sector capital concerns and broader based political and social issues.
Changes to global markets and international trade move at a quick pace, and it is vital for todays international financial analysts to have a firm grasp on the monetary and financial associations between nation-states and other international economic
actors. The International Political Economy career track provides students with the skills needed to understand the workings of international markets, transnational economic development agencies, and the international financial connections between
countries and across sectors.
Public Administration and International Affairs Faculty
(* teach in the Maxwell-in-DC program)
- Merima Ali (ECN)
- Kristy Buzard (ECN)
- Margarita Estevez-Abe (PSC)
- Layla Karakas (ECN)
- Mary Lovely (ECN)
- Daniel McDowell (PSC)
- Devashish Mitra (ECN)
- Mark Rupert (PSC)
- Tod Rutherford (GEO)
- S.N. Sangmpam (PSC)
Core Course Recommendations
International political economy requires a distinct skillset to equip students to engage in economic and econometric analysis within the international financial governance sector.
For this reason, students are encouraged to enroll in the following
classes as part of their core requirements.
Either PAI 723: Economics for Public
Decisions or ECN 601: Survey of
and Research Design and Evaluation: ECN
521: Economic Statistics (statistics) and ECN 522: Econometrics (research design and evaluation) or PAI 721: Introduction to Statistics and PAI 722: Quantitative Analysis.
of Programs and Staff: PAI 762:
Challenges of International Management and Leadership.
Course:PAI 716: Economic Dimensions
of Global Power.
International Political Economy: Finance, Trade and Migration Courses
PAI 716 Economic Dimensions of Global Power
PSC 753 International Political Economy
ECN 610 Game Theory
ECN 665 International Economics
LAW 727 International Business Transactions
LAW 798 International Tax Law
600 Stabilization and Growth in Emerging Markets
PAI 700 Sustainable Development, Security, and the Frontier of Finance
PAI 715 Issues in Global Economic and Financial Security*
PAI 715 International
Trade & Economic Negotiation*
PAI 757 Development Economics
(* taught in the Maxwell-in-DC program)
Visit the Palmer Center for Career Development's Career Field Guides for more information about Careers associated with the International Political Economy Career Track.
The track prepares students for an array of jobs linked to international economics, including international business, banking and finance, trade and commerce, public finance, and general international economic policy. Students pursuing this career track
can pursue positions similar to the following currently held by Maxwell alumni:
National Civil Service
Policy Analyst, Australian Department of the Treasury
Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the Pacific Basin
International Economist, U.S. Department of the Treasury
International Civil Service
Researcher, International Monetary Fund, Financial Research-Banking Sector
Resource Management Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Economist, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
General Manager, NALA Import-Export
Founder and CEO, Norwegian Risk Consulting International
Sector/Industry Analysis Leader, Price Waterhouse Coopers