International Political Economy Impact on Markets HA 2023

Course Available in: Lima, Santiago, or Sao Paulo

International Political Economy Impact on Markets

What is political economy? How are Power and wealth related? Markets and governments, markets and democracy…what’s good about markets, what’s bad about them? What is the business cycle? Are good and bad in the eye of the beholder? If you are interested in business and economics, policy, law, international development, or economic theory, this is an essential course. 

This course explores the theories, history, and issues in international political economy. International political economy has been described as “the reciprocal and dynamic interaction in international relations of the pursuit of power and the pursuit of wealth.” The purpose of this course is to examine those interactions -- between power and wealth, the state and the market -- from a number of competing perspectives and different levels of analysis. We will focus on the causes and consequences of international trade and monetary relations; the growth of regional integration; the role of hegemony in maintaining the stability of international economic systems; strategies of economic development and transition; the role of multinational corporations in both developing and developed countries; and the drivers and consequences of migration and immigration.

January 16 – 27, 2023 (Monday to Friday)

From 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

In-person in your country

Therese Nicole Franklin

MPA, PhD(c), USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, & US Mission to the United Nations

Therese earned her bachelor’s degree in History from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), her first master’s degree in Public Policy from University of Southern California (USC), her second master’s degree in Global Studies at University of California Berkeley, and she is now finishing her Doctorate program in International Law, Policy, and Public Health at USC. Therese also has several years of experience working in diverse fields related to her doctoral research. She has worked in humanitarian policy for three well-known international NGOs and has also spent time working for the United States federal government at the US Mission to the United Nations headquarters in Switzerland and in Washington, DC. Her research and teaching experience includes courses in law, policy, public health, biotechnology, and race and gender. Therese is very passionate about teaching and providing guidance, knowledge, and inspiration for her students' success!