Public and Economic Policy

International Political Economy

Today’s international system requires leaders and practitioners, who understand the intersection of political decisions and economic outcomes.


To be eligible for the International Political Economy specialism you must pass the following courses:

International Political Economy and Development (PP448)

(0.5 units)

Oftentimes, experts get together and debate what policymakers should be doing. What policies should politicians assume to reduce poverty levels? What should world leaders be doing to address global climate change? This will explore the incentives that drive development in the real world forward, or in some cases, backward. 

Globalisation and Economic Policy (PP418)

(0.5 units)

In the past century, the world has become increasingly globalised and interconnected. This specialisation will consider both the theoretical and empirical analyses of the causes of economic integration and its impact upon policymakers. 

Potential careers 

This specialism could lead to opportunities within international organisations, such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, United Nations, and the World Trade Organisation. Private companies heavily involved in international trade, such as multinational corporations, banks, and financial institutions, are among other examples of potential career destinations for prospective graduates.