Course Details

Course Number: 90-745

Methods of Policy Analysis: International Policy

Units: 12

This course will introduce students to both the theory and the practice of international trade and trade policy. We will do so by first reviewing the basic economics of international commerce, then by examining the complex structure of federal government agencies working on trade and international investment issues. It will outline some of the major trade conflicts, negotiations, and international economic policy debates in which the U.S. federal government is currently engaged. Most importantly, the course will involve students directly in the work of these agencies by allowing Carnegie Mellon students to work on analyses and background research connected to a current policy issue. This undertaking will involve direct connection with U.S. federal policymakers.


Lee Branstetter