Capital and Finance: Looking At the Intersection between Political Sciences and Economics

Navigating Global Flows

Dr. Ingo Bordon
Ingo Bordon


Ingo Bordon holds a PhD in economics from the University of Duisburg-Essen. He worked as a research associate in the Department of World Economy and Development Financing at the German Development Institute in Bonn. His research interests are in monetary and international macroeconomics with an empirical focus. He currently works as a risk analyst in the German cooperative banking sector.                                                                                                                                      

Module Summary:

Flows of capitals and trade don't stop at national borders and often create dynamics that challenge the nation-state. This Module dives into this comprehensive field of analysis at the intersection between political science and economics. It comprises a broad and elaborated theoretical foundation and a variety of sound methodological tools, often borrowed from micro- and macroeconomics. The Module will also explain the structure of international organizations, such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Educational Goals:

  • You will have the opportunity to discuss important aspects like the rise of multinational companies, the question of trade and human right standards, and new environmental challenges in case studies.
  • You will be able to determine connections between political and economic sciences concerning the questions of capital flows.
  • You will be provided with practical skills concerning active participation in controversial discussions, presenting and supporting your own arguments and elaborating a well-structured research paper.


  • Creating a Policy Paper on the topic of International Trade Negotiations and a Working Paper concerning Planning a Conference on Globalization.
  • Preparing the final research paper. The final paper determines your final grade and can only be submitted if the previous tasks were passed.

Key Facts:

  • 8 ECTS
  • 12 weeks
  • 1.195 Euro
  • Optional On-site Workshop in February each year

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