Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Spring 2024



Course Number

DIPL 6155 WB

Course Description

The main premise of graduate level work is change. Change requires openness to new ideas. It also requires willingness to abandon old ones. In order to be successful in this course, you should be willing to unlearn and rethink many of the perceptions you might have about international economics or globalization: You already know a great deal, taught by politicians, media, roommates, friends, and relatives. Most of these are either incomplete or simply wrong!

Accordingly, to better understand the economic aspects of international relations, we will review the economic issues generated by globalization by emphasizing facts as well as theories. In doing so, we will be familiarized with the essential concepts required to understand the issues associated with globalization. In particular, we will address a set of topics including, why nations trade, how nations trade, how and why governments regulate international trade, the relationship between economic integration & labor markets, poverty, and environment.