International political economics


The objective of this class is to develop and reinforce students’ understanding of the relationship between politics and economic activity that is not confined to national borders and/or is affected by phenomena related to internationalization and globalization.

Recommended Prerequisite(s)

Knowledge (undergraduate level) of International Relations and its main theories.


  • Abdelal R., Blyth M., Parsons C., Constructing the International Economy, Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2010.
  • Barma N., Vogel S., The Political Economy Reader : Markets as Institutions, London : Routledge, 2008.
  • Fligstein N., The Architecture of Markets, Princeton (NJ) : Princeton University Press, 2011.
  • François P., Vie et mort des institutions marchandes, Paris : Presses de Sciences Po, 2011.
  • Jullien B., Smith A., Conceptualizing the role of politics in the economy : Industries and their institutionalizations, Review of International Political Economy, 18 (3) : 358-383, 2011.

Educational formula

Following an introductory lecture, the sessions in Part A of the class will be structured in two parts: a lecture followed by a discussion around a text that all students must read before the session. Part B will be structured around twenty-minute presentations by trios of students (two per session) followed by a general discussion.

In brief

Year Fifth year

Teaching languageFrench

ECTS credits 4.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activityMethod seminar

ValidationContinuous assessment

Mandatory teaching



Educational manager :
Smith Andrew [+]