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International Political Economy

International Political Economy (IPE) is a subfield of International Relations that focuses on the relationship between politics and economics at the global level. IPE scholars explore the ways in which states as well as non-state actors, such as international organizations, multinational corporations, and transnational civil society, interact to govern or shape the global economy. IPE scholars often study topics such as the politics of international trade and investment, economic development, global financial crises and transnational migration. 

IPE scholars are also interested in the ways in which global political and economic processes affect domestic politics, and vice versa. IPE courses are particularly relevant for students interested in global poverty, development, inequality, migration and other aspects of the global economy. 

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