International Organizations

Professor Jan Kregel

The international market economy needs international organizations that deal with issues of development and stability. The role these institutions play in national and international development can be both positive and negative. Post World War II international institutional landscape, following the Bretton Woods agreements, created conditions for unprecedented growth throughout Europe. On the other hand, the so-called “Washington Consensus” institutions of 1990s played a very different and often negative role in international economic development. This course discusses the growing and necessary role of international organizations in international financial stability, in innovation and in economic development.

Ha-Joong Chang, Kicking Away the Ladder?: Policies and Institutions for Economic Development in Historical Perspective, Anthem, 2002.
Anthony M. Enders and Grant A. Fleming, International Organizations and the Analysis of Economic Policy, Cambridge, 2002.

Credits: 2
Grade: pass/fail
Mandatory: Yes