Global Political Economy
Online class times
Thursdays 12:00 - 14:00 (GMT +2)
Global Political Economy - Evolutions and Dynamics
About this course
This course focuses on current research on the Political Economy of Globalization. It will introduce theoretical and methodological tools for analysing the political economic repercussions of globalization, discuss conceptual issues, examine empirical research findings in context and recognize the importance of historical patterns and contemporary developments. The aim of the lecture is to provide tools that will enable students to understand and explain developments in the global political economy.
What you'll learn
During the course students will gain an understanding of the relationship between politics and economic policies, how globalization has evolved over the last decades and how economic policies have assumed their present shape under global neoliberalism. We will examine key features of globalization policies, case studies and recent debates on global economy. A special emphasis will be on Neoliberalism’s stance toward globalization and policies that occurred after the global financial and economic crisis.
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Meet your instructor
Dr. Ulaş Şener Economist and political scientist Ulaş Şener is currently a Research and Teaching Assistant at the Chair of Internationals Economics at the University of Potsdam. His main areas of research include International Political Economy, Development Economics, Monetary Policy, Financialization and Crisis, Turkey, Political Economy of Populism. His book on the Relative Autonomy of Central Banks was awarded with the Jörg-Huffschmid-Preis 2017 for outstanding research in the field of Political Economy.