Textbook (Acco; obligatory preparatory reading):
Oatley, Thomas (2010) International Political Economy: Interests and Institutions in the Global Economy, 4th edition, New York, Pearson Longman.
Overview of classes:
15 Febr: Introduction
22 Febr: Chapter 2 The WTO in the world trade system, Chapter 3 The political economy of international trade cooperation & Chapter 4 A society-centered approach to trade politics
29 Febr: no class
7 March: Chapter 5 A state-centered approach to trade politics; Dür 2007; Goldstein & Martin 2000; Poletti 2011
14 March: Chapter 6 Trade and development I: Import substitution industrialization & Chapter 7 Trade and development II: Economic reform
21 March: Chapter 8 Multinational corporations in the global economy & Chapter 9 The politics of multinational corporations
28 March: no class (Geneva trip MA IBD)
4 & 11 April: Easter break
18 April: Chapter 12 A society-centered approach to monetary and exchange rate policies & Chapter 13 A state-centered approach to monetary and exchange rate policies
25 April: Chapter 14 Developing countries and international finance I: The Latin American debt crisis & Chapter 15 Developing countries international finance II: A decade of crises
4 May: student conference on sovereign debt crisis, with Guntram Wolff (Brueghel), Hubert Zimmerman (Marburg), and Geert Noels (readings to be announced)
Supplementary reading, apart from Oatley 2012:
DE BIÈVRE, D. & DÜR, A. (2005) Constituency Interests and Delegation in European and American Trade Policy. Comparative Political Studies, 38, 1271-96.
DÜR, A. (2007) Foreign Discrimination, Protection for Exporters, and U.S. Trade Liberalization. International Studies Quarterly, 51, 457-480.
POLETTI, A. (2011) World Trade Organization judicialization and preference convergence in EU trade policy: making the agent's life easier.
Journal of European Public Policy,