International Political Economy I

Academic year
Subject Area
Área Científica do Menor
Language of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic level of economics and knowledge of english and french.

Teaching Methods

Exposition of syllabus contents by teacher with multimedia presentations whenever possible and if deemed appropriate and debates with a participation of the students about specific issues of the economic globalization.

Learning Outcomes

Overall objectives

This curricular unit aims at familiarizing student with the discipline of the international political economy through an introductory approach.

Specific competencies

The student must be capable of: 1. to identify key issues associated with the object and the different views of this discipline; 2. to explain in an introductory way the main theories of international trade; 3. to address basic concepts of an open economy; 4. to distinguish the reconfigurations of economic globalization. 5. to have a multidisciplinary and reflexive view on the present model of the global economy.

Generic competencies

The student must be capable of: 1. to discuss the subjects of the economic globalization in the reasoned way; 2. to identify, to structure, to synthesize and to expose in the written and oral form subjects of the international political economy; 3. to critically learn and to reflect with high degree of autonomy questions associated with this discipline.

Work Placement(s)



1. From International Economy to the International Political Economy

2. Fundamental theories of international trade

3. Fundamental concepts of open economy

4. Political and economic foundations and evolution of the globalization process

5. Debates around the process of the economic globalization 

Head Lecturer(s)

Lina Paula David Coelho

Assessment Methods

Continuous Assessment
Group assignments and participation in class: 25.0%
Final exam : 75.0%

Final Assessment
Exam: 100.0%


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MICHALET, Charles-Albert — A Sedução das Nações: ou como atrair os investimentos. Lisboa: Terramar, 2001

PHILLIPS, Nicola; WEAVER, Catherine (eds.) — International Political Economy: Debating the Past, Present and Future (Paperback). London: Routledge, 2010

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