Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

PA 974 Global Financial Governance (**)


The purpose of this seminar is to explore the public policy and politics of international finance.  We will focus, in particular, on the ways in which the globalization of finance over the last four decades has influenced – and been influenced by – politics, institutions, and policymaking processes at both the domestic and international levels.  Topics include: the effects of international financial integration on national policymaking; the International Monetary Fund and institutions of global financial governance; financial crises; exchange rates; China’s integration into the global economy; European monetary integration and the Eurozone crisis; populist nationalism & the global economy; and the role of the Federal Reserve and other major central banks in global financial governance.

Fall 2020 Syllabus


(*) = Routinely Offered

(**) = Commonly Offered (very likely to be offered in the next one to three years)