IFEP: International Economic Policy Focus Area

The International Economic Policy focus area prepares students for careers related to international trade or international monetary policy.

Core Courses

1. Students must complete the following courses (12 points):
INAF U6017International Trade3
INAF U6018International Finance & Monetary Theory3
INAF U6820Theory of International Political Economy3
SIPA U6501Quantitative Analysis II for International & Public Affairs3
2. Students must also select one of the following Economic Policy Elective Courses (3 points):
INAF U6016Cost-Benefit Analysis3
INAF U6020The Political Economy of the Euro Area Crisis1.5
INAF U6021European Banking Post Crisis3
INAF U6022Economics of Finance3
INAF U6039International Banking3
INAF U6045International Capital Markets3
INAF U6058Public Finance & Debt Management3
INAF U6090Public and Tax Policy: Economics and Law Perspectives3
INAF U6091International Tax: An Introduction to Income Taxation of the Multinational Business: The U.S. Approach1.5
INAF U6095Theory and Principles of Financial Regulation3
INAF U6098Financial Risk Management and Public Policy3
INAF U6127BRICS & Beyond - How Rising Powers Are Reshaping the World3
INAF U6301Corporate Finance3
INAF U6355Globalization3
INAF U6359Global Economic Governance3
INAF U6362Global Collective Action3
INAF U6601Topics in Trade, Growth and Development3
INAF U6606Topics in Macroeconomics3
INAF U6636Banking and Capital Markets in Brazil: A Comparative Examination3
INAF U6672Political Economy of Pakistan: State, Society, and Economy3
INAF U6758Shaping International Economic Policy: Southeast Asia Perspectives3
INAF U6772Global Inequality3
INAF U6775Indian Economy in Transition3
INAF U8085Topics in Corporate Finance3
INAF U8095Corporate Governance & Public Policy3
INAF U8099Emerging Market Investment Climate3
INAF U8104Role of the Local Financial Sector in Developing Economies3
INAF U8145Advanced Economic Development for International Affairs3
INAF U8210Introduction to Political Risk Analysis1.5
INAF U8211Political Risk Analysis and Communication1.5
INAF U8346Seminar on International Trade Regulation Issues: Digital Trade/Digital Economy3
INAF U8370Promoting Decent Work and Labor Rights in a Globalized Economy3
INAF U8380Managing the Global Corporation3
INAF U8454Investment Strategies in Developing Countries3
INAF U8621US-China Negotiation Workshop3
INAF U8675Emerging Capital Markets: Theory & Practice3
INAF U8682Emerging Financial Markets3
INAF U8689Global Financial Services in the 21st Century3
REGN U6300The Economics of European Integration3
REGN U6415Financial Issues in Latin America3
REGN U8090The Transatlantic Economy3
REGN U8600China’s Rise and the World Economy3
PUAF U6033Decision Models & Management3
PUAF U6301Labor in America: Power, Politics, and Policy in the Workplace3
PUAF U8244Municipal Finance in the U.S.3
PUAF U8516Time Series Analysis3
SIPA U6200Accounting for International & Public Affairs3
Non-SIPA Courses
ECON GU4301Economic Growth and Development3
ECON GR6903Theory of International Trade3
ECON G6908Global Economic Policy3
LAW L6293Antitrust & Trade Regulation3
LAW L6382International Finance: Law, Money and Banking in Global Economy2
LAW L6488Law of the WTO2
LAW L8031Foreign Direct Investment and Public Policy2
LAW L9069Law and Economics.2
LAW L9214WTO Law2

All students are encouraged to discuss their proposed schedule with their advisor.

Year 1
Core: Conceptual Foundations (MIA) Politics of Policy Making (MPA)14SIPA U6401 or U640013
INAF U68203SIPA U65013
SIPA U40400.5Core: Management Course or Financial Management Course3
SIPA U6400 or U640113Specialization Course 1 3
SIPA U65003Elective3
 13.5 15
Year 2
Elective 3INAF U8682 or U60453
INAF U60173Core: Capstone Workshop 3
Core: Management Course or Financial Management Course3Specialization Course 3 3
Specialization Course 2 3Internship Registration (Optional) 1.5, 3
INAF U6018 (Pre-requisite SIPA U6401; also offered in spring)3Elective 3
 15 13.5-15
Total Points: 57-58.5

 Courses must be taken in the semester listed.

Year 1

Foreign Language - For MIA students and EPD concentrators who need to take language courses to fulfill the degree/concentration requirement, your schedule may need to be adjusted accordingly.

Year 2

Core- MIA students are required to take one Interstate Relations course.