International Political Economy

Combine your studies and blend the analytical tools of Economics with Political Science’s knowledge of governments and international institutions.

Economic forces drive many vital international issues such as trade, development, globalized investment and production. The key actors are governments and international institutions such as the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund. Economic analysis investigates prices, tradeoffs and opportunity costs.

International political analysis examines interests, rules and incentives. Issues studied include how economic activity and wealth are distributed, and the effect of governments on these.

  • BA in International Political Economy

Expected cut-off: mid 70s
OUAC Code: BIP


Career outcomes

  • International business
  • Foreign service agent
  • Diplomat
  • Journalist
  • Public servant

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U) (min.65%) or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) (min. 65%)