The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Di Wang


LecturerPh.D., Texas A&M University

Di Wang

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Interests


International political economy; sovereign wealth funds

Courses


GOV 360N • Internatl Political Economy

38345 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 203

GOV 360N: International Political Economy

Dr. Di Wang

 

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the scientific study of international political economy (IPE), an interdisciplinary field related to international politics and international economics. It examines how domestic and international politics influence the economic relations between countries. Why do governments promote or oppose globalization? Why do countries cooperate economically in some situations but not others? Why do countries adopt bad economic policies? We will address these questions and others with a focus on the policies of international trade (the flow of goods), foreign direct investment (the flow and location of production), and financial and exchange rate policies (the flow of capital). While no prerequisites are required, a familiarity with macroeconomics is strongly recommended for success in this course. 

 

Course Objectives

The course aims at (1) providing substantive knowledge on the political economy of international trade, investment, and finance and (2) developing analytical skills of students to explain cause-effect relationships in international political economy and to assess causal arguments empirically.  As such, course reading materials are theoretical or empirical (case study or statistical analysis) in nature.  The course also includes debate sessions that help students (3) develop presentation skills.

 

Required Textbook

The following book is required for this course and available from the University Coop Bookstore. All other readings will be made available to students through Canvas.

 

Oatley, T. H. (2012). International political economy. Boston: Longman.

 

Grading Policies

Grade component

Percent

Class attendance/participation

10

Debate

20

Exam #1

20

Exam #2

20

Exam #3

30

Total

100

 

 

IRG 378 • Capstone Research In Irg

29840 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM JES A205A

IRG 378 Capstone Research in International Relations and Global Studies

Topic: International Political Economy

Dr. Di Wang

 

Course Description

This upper-level research seminar fulfills part of the requirement for the International Relations and Global Studies major.  Through readings, weekly discussions, writing workshops and individual consultation, this seminar provides students the opportunity to produce a significant paper of original research on a topic dealing with a contemporary international political economy issue ranging from major trade disputes, global financial crisis, to debates about the impact of globalization and economic liberalization on environment and social protection.

 

Grading Policies       

Grade component

Percent

Class participation

10

Discussion leaders

10

Term paper - research proposal

10

Term paper – first draft

20

Term paper - final paper

30

Oral presentation

20

Total

100

 

Readings

No textbook is required for this course. However, we will cover a number of important papers in the field which will be available from Canvas.

 

IRG 378 • Capstone Research In Irg

29845 • Spring 2019
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:30AM CAL 21

IRG 378 Capstone Research in International Relations and Global Studies

Topic: International Political Economy

Dr. Di Wang

 

Course Description

This upper-level research seminar fulfills part of the requirement for the International Relations and Global Studies major.  Through readings, weekly discussions, writing workshops and individual consultation, this seminar provides students the opportunity to produce a significant paper of original research on a topic dealing with a contemporary international political economy issue ranging from major trade disputes, global financial crisis, to debates about the impact of globalization and economic liberalization on environment and social protection.

 

Grading Policies       

Grade component

Percent

Class participation

10

Discussion leaders

10

Term paper - research proposal

10

Term paper – first draft

20

Term paper - final paper

30

Oral presentation

20

Total

100

 

Readings

No textbook is required for this course. However, we will cover a number of important papers in the field which will be available from Canvas.

 

GOV 360N • Globalzatn/The Nation State

38530 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM WAG 214

GOV 360N: Globalization and the Nation State

Dr. Di Wang

 

Course Description

This course examines the evolution of the world economy from the late nineteenth century to the present. Our purpose is not only to describe the historical trends in the international economy but also to explain the causes and the consequences of these trends. In particular, we will provide a detailed overview of the impact of the global economy on domestic politics from a historical perspective. Students come away with the basic tools they need to understand the global economy and the politics of international economic relations.

 

The history of the modern world economy divides into three periods. The Golden Age (1870-1913) was a period of extensive globalization; in some respects, nations were more economically integrated then than now. The Golden Age came to an end with the Interwar Interregnum (1919-1939), which saw nations abandon the world economy and turn inward behind high protectionist barriers and restrictions on international capital flows. Postwar Globalization (1945- ) saw the gradual reemergence of the world economy, a trend that is now threatened by politics, anti-globalization forces, and crises in global finance.

 

Grading Policies

Assignment

Grade distribution

First in-class exam

25

Second in-class exam

25

Take-home essay exam

30

Policy debate

20

 

Required Textbook

The following books are required for this course and available from the University Coop Bookstore. All other readings will be made available to students through Canvas.

  • Frieden, Jeffry A. 2006. Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century. W.W. Norton. ISBN 0393058085
  • Frieden, Jeffry A., David A. Lake and J. Lawrence Broz. 2010. International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 5th ed. W.W. Norton. ISBN 978-0- 393-93505-9

 

IRG 378 • Capstone Research In Irg

29975 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM GAR 0.132

IRG378 Capstone Research in International Relations and Global Studies

Topic: International Political Economy

Dr. Di Wang

 

Course Description

This upper-level research seminar fulfills part of the requirement for the International Relations and Global Studies major.  Through readings, weekly discussions, writing workshops and individual consultation, this seminar provides students the opportunity to produce a significant paper of original research on a topic dealing with a contemporary international political economy issue ranging from major trade disputes, global financial crisis, to debates about the impact of globalization and economic liberalization on environment and social protection.

 

Grading Policies       

Grade component

Percent

Class participation

10

Discussion leaders

10

Term paper - research proposal

10

Term paper – first draft

20

Term paper - final paper

30

Oral presentation

20

Total

100

 

Readings

No textbook is required for this course. However, we will cover a number of important papers in the field which will be available from Canvas.

 


GOV 360N • Internatl Political Economy

38325 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM GAR 1.126

This course is an introduction to the scientific study of international political economy (IPE), an interdisciplinary field related to international politics and international economics. It examines how domestic and international politics influence the economic relations between countries. Why do governments promote or oppose globalization? Why do countries cooperate economically in some situations but not others? Why do countries adopt bad economic policies? We will address these questions and others with a focus on the policies of international trade (the flow of goods), foreign direct investment (the flow and location of production), and financial and exchange rate policies (the flow of capital). While no prerequisites are required, a familiarity with macroeconomics is strongly recommended for success in this course.  

IRG 378 • Capstone Research In Irg

39685 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM GAR 0.128

This upper-level research seminar fulfills part of the requirement for the International Relations and Global Studies major.  Through readings, weekly discussions, writing workshops and individual consultation, this seminar provides students the opportunity to produce a significant paper of original research on a topic dealing with a contemporary international political economy issue ranging from major trade disputes, global financial crisis, to debates about the impact of globalization and economic liberalization on environment and social protection.

 

Grading Policies       

Grade component

Percent

Class participation

10

Discussion leaders

10

Term paper - research proposal

10

Term paper – first draft

20

Term paper - final paper

30

Oral presentation

20

Total

100

 

Readings

No textbook is required for this course. However, we will cover a number of important papers in the field which will be available from Canvas.

 

IRG 378 • Capstone Research In Irg

39690 • Spring 2018
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM UTC 4.120

This upper-level research seminar fulfills part of the requirement for the International Relations and Global Studies major.  Through readings, weekly discussions, writing workshops and individual consultation, this seminar provides students the opportunity to produce a significant paper of original research on a topic dealing with a contemporary international political economy issue ranging from major trade disputes, global financial crisis, to debates about the impact of globalization and economic liberalization on environment and social protection.

 

Grading Policies       

Grade component

Percent

Class participation

10

Discussion leaders

10

Term paper - research proposal

10

Term paper – first draft

20

Term paper - final paper

30

Oral presentation

20

Total

100

 

Readings

No textbook is required for this course. However, we will cover a number of important papers in the field which will be available from Canvas.

 

GOV 360N • Globalzatn/The Nation State

38750 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM WAG 214

Globalization and the Nation State

Instructor: Dr. Di Wang

 

Course Description

This course focuses on how economic globalization is shaped by and, in turn, shapes the domestic and international behavior of states. The course splits into three sections. First, we will examine the case for globalization. In this section, we will study the classic arguments about economic globalization and consider the global market from a historical perspective. Second, we will examine the central question of how globalization has been shaped by nation states. We will pay particular attention to why countries have liberalized foreign trade, removed barriers to foreign investment, and reduced the state’s role in the domestic economy since the 1970s. Third, we will examine in some depth the central question of how globalization has impacted nation states, and consider how countries have dealt with the new challenges that have emerged in this era of economic globalization. The course is intended for upper-level undergraduates who have taken previous courses in international relations, comparative politics, or political economy.

 

Grading Policy

Assignment

Percent

Class participation

10%

Group presentation

15%

Quizzes (3 of 4 count)

15%

Exam #1

20%

Exam #2

20%

Exam #3

20%

Total

100%

 

Texts (tentative)

Jeffry A. Frieden. Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century. (New York: W.W. Norton, 2007).

Journal articles in Canvas.

IRG 378 • Capstone Research In Irg

40135 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM GAR 0.132

Capstone Research

Instructor: Dr.Di Wang

 

Course Description

This upper-level research seminar fulfills part of the requirement for the International Relations and Global Studies major.  Through readings, weekly discussions and individual consultation, this seminar provides students the opportunity to produce a significant paper of original research on a topic dealing with a contemporary international political economy issue ranging from major trade disputes, global financial crisis, to debates about the impact of globalization and economic liberalization on environment and social protection.

 

Grading Policies

Grade component

Percent

Class attendance/participation

10

Discussion leaders

10

Term paper - research proposal

10

Term paper – literature review

20

Term paper - final paper

30

Oral presentation

20

Total

100

 

 

Readings

Ballenger, Bruce P. The Curious Researcher (8th Edition). Allyn and Bacon, 2014.

 

There will also be several articles as required readings for each week. They will be made available to students through Canvas.

GOV F360N • Internatl Political Economy

83030 • Summer 2017
Meets MTWTHF 1:00PM-2:30PM SZB 278

International Political Economy

 

Instructor: Dr.Di Wang

 

Prerequisites

While no prerequisites are required, a familiarity with macroeconomics is strongly recommended for success in this course. 

 

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the scientific study of international political economy (IPE), an interdisciplinary field related to international politics and international economics. It examines how domestic and international politics influence the economic relations between countries. Why do governments promote or oppose globalization? Why do countries cooperate economically in some situations but not others? Why do countries adopt bad economic policies? We will address these questions and others with a focus on the policies of international trade (the flow of goods), foreign direct investment (the flow and location of production), and financial and exchange rate policies (the flow of capital).

 

Grading Policies

Grade component

Percent

Class attendance/participation

15

Policy debate

25

Midterm exam

30

Final exam

30

Total

100

 

Required Textbook

The following book is required for this course and available from the University Coop Bookstore. All other readings will be made available to students through Canvas.

 

Oatley, T. H. (2012). International political economy. Boston: Longman.

IRG 378 • Capstone Research In Irg

40090 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM GAR 0.128

IRG: Capstone Research, IPE

 

Dr. Di Wang

 

Course Description:

This upper-level research seminar fulfills part of the requirement for the International Relations and Global Studies major.  Through readings, weekly discussions and individual consultation, this seminar provides students the opportunity to produce a significant paper of original research on a topic dealing with a contemporary international political economy issue ranging from major trade disputes, global financial crisis, to debates about the impact of globalization and economic liberalization on environment and social protection.

 

 

Grading Policy:

Grade component

Percent

Class attendance/participation

10

Discussion leaders

10

Term paper - paper proposal

10

Term paper – literature review

20

Term paper - final paper

30

Oral presentation

20

Total

100

 

 

Required Text:

Ballenger, Bruce. The Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers. 8th Ed. Pearson: Longman: 2009. ISBN: 0-205-66611-6. 

IRG 378 • Capstone Research In Irg

40095 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 2.124

IRG: Capstone Research, IPE

 

Dr. Di Wang

 

Course Description:

This upper-level research seminar fulfills part of the requirement for the International Relations and Global Studies major.  Through readings, weekly discussions and individual consultation, this seminar provides students the opportunity to produce a significant paper of original research on a topic dealing with a contemporary international political economy issue ranging from major trade disputes, global financial crisis, to debates about the impact of globalization and economic liberalization on environment and social protection.

 

 

Grading Policy:

Grade component

Percent

Class attendance/participation

10

Discussion leaders

10

Term paper - paper proposal

10

Term paper – literature review

20

Term paper - final paper

30

Oral presentation

20

Total

100

 

 

Required Text:

Ballenger, Bruce. The Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers. 8th Ed. Pearson: Longman: 2009. ISBN: 0-205-66611-6. 

IRG 378 • Capstone Research In Irg

39330 • Spring 2016
Meets T 3:30PM-6:30PM MEZ 1.216

The University of Texas at Austin

Capstone Research: International Relations and Global Studies

International Political Economy

IRG 378

 

Spring 2016 Course Description

 

 

 

Course Description

This upper-level research seminar fulfills part of the requirement for the International Relations and Global Studies major.  Through readings, weekly discussions and individual consultation, this seminar provides students the opportunity to produce a significant paper of original research on a topic dealing with a contemporary international political economy issue ranging from major trade disputes, global financial crisis, to debates about the impact of globalization and economic liberalization on environment and social protection.

 

Required Textbook

The following book is required for this course and available from the University Coop Bookstore. All other readings will be made available to students through Canvas.

 

Kate L. Turabian. A manual for writers of research papers, theses and dissertations, 8th ed. (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

 

Grading Policies

Grade component                                                Percent

Class attendance/participation                                       10

Discussion leaders                                                        10

Term paper - paper proposal                                          10

Term paper – literature review                                       20

Term paper - final paper                                                30

Oral presentation                                                          20

Total                                                                          100

IRG 378 • Capstone Research In Irg

39335 • Spring 2016
Meets TH 3:30PM-6:30PM MEZ 1.216

The University of Texas at Austin 

Capstone Research: International Relations and Global Studies

International Political Economy

IRG 378

 

Spring 2016 Course Description

 

 

 

Course Description

This upper-level research seminar fulfills part of the requirement for the International Relations and Global Studies major.  Through readings, weekly discussions and individual consultation, this seminar provides students the opportunity to produce a significant paper of original research on a topic dealing with a contemporary international political economy issue ranging from major trade disputes, global financial crisis, to debates about the impact of globalization and economic liberalization on environment and social protection.

 

Required Textbook 

The following book is required for this course and available from the University Coop Bookstore. All other readings will be made available to students through Canvas.

 

Kate L. Turabian. A manual for writers of research papers, theses and dissertations, 8th ed. (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

 

Grading Policies

Grade component                                                Percent

Class attendance/participation                                       10

Discussion leaders                                                        10

Term paper - paper proposal                                          10

Term paper – literature review                                       20

Term paper - final paper                                                30

Oral presentation                                                          20

Total                                                                          100

GOV 360N • Internatl Political Economy

37781 • Fall 2015
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CBA 4.338

GOV: International Political Economy

 

Di Wang

 

Course Description:

  

This course is an introduction to the scientific study of international political economy (IPE), an interdisciplinary field related to international politics and international economics.  Some exemplary IPE issues include the management and openness of international economy, the determinants of foreign economic policy making (trade, foreign exchange, capital control, etc), the bargaining between multinational corporations (MNCs) and host countries, and the politics of economic development.  IPE examines the interaction between politics and economics at the international level as well as between the international and domestic levels, involving various political and economic actors (governments, MNCs, interest groups, as well as individuals). 

IRG 378 • Capstone Research In Irg

39200 • Fall 2015
Meets TH 3:30PM-6:30PM GAR 0.128

IRG: Capstone Research, IPE

 

Di Wang

 

Course Description:

This upper-level research seminar fulfills part of the requirement for the International Relations and Global Studies major.  Through readings, weekly discussions and individual consultations, this seminar provides students the opportunity to produce a significant paper of original research on a topic dealing with a contemporary global issue relating to international political economy, including political and economic growth, US foreign policy, and international organizations. Globalization will provide the overarching perspective into these related issues.

 

Required Text:

Turabian, Kate L. Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations. 8th Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2013.

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