17.125 The Politics of Global Financial Relations

As taught in: Fall 2007

Origami: dollar bills folded up in the shape of full suit.

This course examines various monetary topics, from global finance and the developing world to financial crises and crime. (Image courtesy of David Wahl. Used with permission.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. David Singer

Course Description

This course explores effects of globalization of finance on international relations and domestic politics. Topics include international institutions and global governance; the multi-nationalization of production; effects of international capital markets on domestic politics; global finance and the developing world; and financial crises. Discussion of the interplay between politics and economics and the future of the nation-state.