This course is a specialized graduate-level seminar in international political economy (IPE) that assumes little or no background in the field. The course surveys four main substantive domains of the international economy that are increasingly inter-related: trade, investment, finance and development. In addition, the last part of the course addresses emerging issues of international migration and environment. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach and examines readings from both economics and political science. At the end of the course, students will be able to analyze phenomena and answer questions such as: why are democracies generally more open to international trade than authoritarian states? Why are some developing countries more attractive to international investors than others? Why is the value of the Saudi Arabian Riyal fairly constant over time while that of the Euro is constantly changing? Students will see that these economic policy outcomes are influenced by domestic actors – voters, interest groups, political parties, politicians, bureaucrats – as well as political institutions, domestic and international.