International Finance and Economic Policy (IFEP)

International Finance and Economic Policy Curriculum

The International Finance and Economic Policy (IFEP) concentration provides a framework to examine and interpret observed economic and financial events in the global economy. The IFEP curriculum combines the tools from economics, finance, and statistics to understand the relationships between the real economy, financial markets, and policymaking, in both developed and emerging economies.

The concentration comprises three focus areas.

The International Finance focus area combines the analytical instruments of finance and applied financial modeling with a deep understanding of contemporary financial and capital markets in developed and emerging countries. 

The International Economic Policy focus area applies the tools of international economics, political economy, and econometrics to understand the role of economic policies on the global economy.

The new Central Banking focus area provides the building blocks for state-of-the-art central bank intervention by studying the goals, tools, and governance structure for conventional and unconventional monetary policy and financial regulation.

All IFEP students are required to enroll in i.) the advanced, year-long economics sequence of SIPA U6400 and SIPA U6401; and ii.) International Finance & Monetary Theory (INAF U6018). In addition to these courses, it is strongly recommended that students in the International Finance focus area complete Accounting for International & Public Affairs (SIPA U6200).

Contact Us

Andrea Bubula, Senior Lecturer in Discipline
Concentration Executive Director
ab510@columbia.edu

Richard Robb, Professor of Professional Practice
Concentration Director
rr2043@columbia.edu

Ariel Yelen
Concentration Manager
ay2465@columbia.edu