J. Lawrence Broz

Professor and Department Chair

Department of Political Science

University of California, San Diego

Associate Director, Center for Commerce and Diplomacy


University of California, San Diego

POLI 200C: Markets and States. Graduate Seminar. This  seminar provides an overview of the normative and positive issues associated with decentralized (market) and centralized (state) mechanisms of allocation. It is motivated by two questions at the heart of  political economy: (1) What is the appropriate role of government in the economy? (2) How do we explain the actual role of government in the economy?

POLI 245 International Political Economy. Graduate seminar. We review research on how politics shapes the foreign economic policies of nations and the collective policy choices of international organizations. Our substantive domain covers three cross-border flows and the government policies that regulate them: the flow of goods (national and international trade policies), the flow of capital (capital controls, financial regulations, exchange-rate policies, the IMF), and the flow of labor (migration policies). We also examine the relationship between the world economy and domestic politics: elections, voting behavior, public opinion, and populism.

INTL 102: Economics, Politics, and International Change: The Modern World Economy. Undergraduate lecture. This course examines the evolution of the world economy from the late-19th century to the present. We describe the historical trends in the international economy and explain the causes and the consequences of these trends. We examine three periods: The Golden Age (1870-1913), which was the first modern era of economic globalization. The Golden Age came to an end during the Interwar Period (1919-1939), which saw nations abandon the world economy and turn inward behind high protectionist trade barriers and restrictions on international capital flows. The third period, Postwar Globalization (1945-2020), witnessed the gradual reemergence of the world economy. Today, that trend is threatened by right-wing populism, trade wars, crises in global finance, the pandemic, and supply chain disruptions.

POLI 144F: Politics of International Trade and Finance. Undergraduate lecture. This course  explores the global integration of national economies from a political economy perspective: we identify the winners and losers of globalization and analyze the politics of foreign economic policymaking. Substantive topics include: the history of global economic integration, determinants of trade and exchange-rate policies, multinational corporations, currency crises of the 1990s, the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09, the Eurozone Crisis, the role of the IMF and World Bank, and the ongoing populist backlash against globalization. globalization and development

New York University

Politics V53.0795: Politics of International Trade and Finance (undergraduate). Explores the integration of trade and financial markets from a political economy perspective. Examines the welfare and distributional aspects of international trade and finance as they relate to the politics of national economic policymaking. Substantive topics include: the winners and losers of globalization; trade and financial globalization in historical perspective; origins and consequences of trade policy; international capital mobility and exchange-rate arrangements, international capital flows and developing countries; globalization and development (Fall 2000).

Politics G53.2775: International Political Economy (graduate). Read and discuss recent research in international political economy, with an emphasis on directed empirical work. Covers five types of cross-border flows and the policies that regulate them: the flow of goods (trade policy), the flow of capital (financial and exchange rate policy), the flow and location of production (foreign investment policy), the flow of people (immigration policy), and the flow of pollutants (environmental policy). Evaluates the relative explanatory power of arguments in each policy issue area (Fall 2000).

Harvard University

Globalization and American Foreign Economic Policy (undergraduate). Examines the foreign economic policies of the United States in the context of increasing economic  globalization. Topics include: Globalization - Benefits and Costs, Winners and Losers; Lessons from History; Collective Action and Political Institutions; Determinants of Trade Policy; Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations; The International Monetary System; and Reforming the International Financial Architecture. We also discuss late-breaking issues.

Government 3007: Graduate Research Workshop in Positive Political Economy (with James Alt, Robert Bates, Marc Busch, and Jonathan Nagler). A year-long graduate seminar aimed at encouraging cross-disciplinary research and excellence in graduate training. Explores how political and economic outcomes reflect choices constrained by institutions, as well as the way in which specific institutions affect change more generally. Students and faculty present work-in-progress and act as discussants for the work of others. Emphasis on developing tools of academic scholarship and refining output into publishable products.

Government 90ap: Trade Politics in the North and South (junior seminar). Seeks to explain the systematic differences in trade policy outcomes across developed and developing countries, particularly with respect to agricultural commodities.

Government 3005a: Graduate Research Workshop in Comparative and International Political Economy (with Marc Busch, Jeffry Frieden, Torben Iversen and Lisa Martin). Encourages cross-disciplinary research and excellence in graduate training, emphasizing the development of dissertation proposals and offering a venue within which graduate students can present their plans to an audience of committed and informed peers.

Government 90st: The Politics of International Monetary Relations (junior seminar). Explores the politics of alternative exchange rate policies and regimes. Covers the classical gold standard, the Bretton Woods system, the managed float, the EMS, and EMU.

Historical Studies A-12: International Conflicts in the Modern World (with Stanley Hoffmann). Large introductory undergraduate course surveying the history of international relations, from the Peloponnesian War to the present.

Political Science 30 (UCLA): Introduction to Political Economy (undergraduate lecture). An introduction to the economic approach to politics. Examines political processes and the interaction between economy and polity using the tools of modern microeconomic analysis..

Lund University, Sweden

The Political Economy of Globalization. Examines the evolution of the world economy from the late nineteenth century to the present. Describes trends in the international economy and explains the causes and the consequences of these trends. Students come away with the basic tools they need to understand the global economy, and the politics of international economic relations (Summer 2004, 2005



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