Courses

This course will look at the concept of militarization, the processes that work to militarize, and work to find strategies for demilitarization. We will at militarism on an individual, social, and societal level, and look at the ways these different levels interact with one another. 
Instructor: Ben Schrader
Credits: 4.0
Type: core for MSc in Business Analytics ( Full...
Instructor: Marc Kaufmann
Credits: 2.0
The course starts off with an in-depth-look at current orthodoxy in International Relations (IR) and foreign policy theorising before charting divergent lines of flight away from orthodoxy to heterodoxy. The scene setter of the course is thus an engagement with the dominant strands of Western thinking, inside academia...
Instructor: Michael Merlingen
Credits: 4.0
We study problems related to the separation of ownership and control in modern corporations.  Corporate governance refers to the mechanisms that solve two principal-agent problems, one between the owners of capital and managers, and another between the small, dispersed owners and large, concentrated blockholders of...
Instructor: Almos Telegdy
Credits: 2.0
This course explores the ‘world of courts’, and examines their evolving role in international relations and global governance. It draws mainly on scholarly literature stemming from the IR and global governance fields, but also to a more limited extent from legal studies. It also involves a direct engagement with case...
Credits: 4.0
Core course for IR track students.This course, which is taught at both the PhD and MA levels, is concerned with how the so-called ‘critical turn’ in International Relations has been reflected specifically in thinking about Strategy and Security. ‘Critical Security Studies’ is, in its broadest sense, a collection of...
Instructor: Paul Roe
Credits: 4.0
This course engages with one of the core questions of this struggle: collective memory. The first part of the course introduces a range of key issues in the study of collective memory such as the relationship between individual and collective memory, as well as the debates about memories’ persistence and change, and...
Instructor: Thomas Fetzer
Credits: 4.0
Core for: MSc in Business Analytics ( Part Time...
Instructor: Gergely Daroczi
Credits: 2.0
Type: core for PhD in Business Administration 1st yr , MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yr, elective for MA in Global Economic Relations ( full time...
Instructor: Gábor Békés
Credits: 2.0
This course is core for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MSc in Business Analytics, PhD in Business Administrationelective for : MA in Global Economic Relations, MSc in Finance Seminars:Group 1: programming in STATA, full-time schedule, for MA and PhD students primarily. Group 2: programming in R, full-time...
Instructor: Arieda Muço
Credits: 2.0
Type: core for MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yr, MSc in Business Analytics (full-time), MSc in Business Analytics (part-time)elective for: PhD in Business Administration, MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time), MA in Global Economic Relations (part-time), MSc in Finance (full-time), MSc in Finance (...
Instructor: Gábor Békés
Credits: 2.0
This course will look at the phenomenon of economic nationalism from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective with a view to assess the merits and drawbacks of the different theoretical approaches advanced by economists, political scientists and scholars of nationalism. The course will also address the question...
Instructor: Thomas Fetzer
Credits: 4.0
This course is mandatory for MA students in Economic and Legal Studies and elective for the other students.
Instructor: Andrzej Baniak
Credits: 2.0
The European Union will be examined in depth, from the formation of the Oil and Steel Community to the Energy Union, and how energy policies, regulations and infrastructure have changed over time. This course will target students needing a holistic and in-depth view of the EU’s energy sector, from Economics,...
Instructor: Michael LaBelle
Credits: 2.0
This course provides the opportunity for students to engage first-hand in the operations of energy markets and the impact of regulation on the energy sector. Students will work on specific projects to enhance their practical skills in the world of economics, business and governance by working with companies and...
Instructor: Michael LaBelle
Credits: 1.0
The course focuses on key topics of contemporary European security policy, with a clear focus on the EU. The course will examine concepts & theories used to make sense of EU security policy; the European External Action Service (EU diplomatic service); big & small states in EU security policy; EU strategy; resilience...
Instructor: Michael Merlingen
Credits: 4.0
The course focuses on key topics of contemporary European security policy, with a clear focus onthe EU. The course will examine concepts & theories used to make sense of EU security policy; theEuropean External Action Service (EU diplomatic service); big & small states in EU security policy;EU strategy; resilience as...
Instructor: Michael Merlingen
Credits: 4.0
For the first time in its history, the European Union finds itself facing Russia, China, and the United States; none of them are particularly friendly. The chilling of the external environment comes at a conjuncture of internal crises: Brexit, anti-EU, nationalist movements in member states, the declining faith of pro...
Instructor: Daniel Izsak
Credits: 4.0
Core for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MSc in Finance (full-time), MSc in Technology Management and Innovation (full-time)Elective for: MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time)The aim of the course is to provide a broad understanding of the principles and techniques of finance, and to apply these to...
Instructor: Peter Szilagyi
Credits: 2.0
core for : MSc in Finance (part-time), MSc in Technology Management and Innovation (part-time), elective for: MA in Global Economic Relations (part-time), The aim of the course is to provide a broad understanding of the principles and techniques of finance, and to apply these to decisions faced by financial managers....
Instructor: Peter Szilagyi
Credits: 2.0
elective for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MA in Global Economic Relations ( Full Time)Presentation of the major issues in fiscal policy and public financial management: theoretical foundations, empirical measurement, institutional solutions
Instructor: Balázs Romhányi
Credits: 4.0
This course aims to familiarize students with the process by which foreign policy is made. In exploring this question, the course takes students on a tour through the corpus of thought on foreign policy. Broadly speaking, the course follows a traditional "levels of analysis" structure, beginning with the systemic or...
Instructor: Erin Kristin Jenne
Credits: 4.0
This course will examine the historical foundations of the contemporary international system to provide a new vantage point from which to evaluate present-day international relations.  Specifically, the course will examine the roots of contemporary international politics in the “Global Transformation” of the...
Instructor: Mate Nikola Tokic
Credits: 4.0
In this course, we will examine long-term trends in global economic inequalities between and within countries, and we will engage with the most important controversies about the measurement and interpretation of inequality. In the first part of the course, major theoretical approaches to global inequality will be...
Instructor: Thomas Fetzer
Credits: 4.0
This course presents systematic explanation of the emergence of the global economy. This course is prepared as a broad introduction to the topics at the centre of policy debates, which the student - who may one day be involved in policy making in different contexts - might find useful. The course is taught in non-...
Credits: 4.0
elective for MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets and MA in Global Economic Relations ( Full Time)This course will introduce students to the theory, practice and reform of healthcare systems.  We will examine how such systems supposed to work, how they actually work, and how they can and cannot be reformed.  ...
Instructor: Peter Mihalyi
Credits: 4.0
The course should be of interest to those who think, or have a feeling, that our neoliberal world is not, or should not be, the unsurpassable horizon of thinking and acting. At the same time, it should also be of interest to those who think with Hegel and Fukuyama that humankind’s ideological development has come to...
Instructor: Michael Merlingen
Credits: 4.0
This course is accessible to anyone with an under-graduate background in social sciences or economics; this course presents review of the history of economic thinking and economic analysis; course covers the following topics: Introduction, Great Religions and the Origins of Economic Thought; Greek and Medieval Thought...
Instructor: Julius Horvath
Credits: 2.0
In this course of comparative political economy we address why globalization has not lead to unification along US/UK lines, as postulated by most of the IR literature. We first address how economic systems evolve, then go through a series of case studies presenting the east Asian, Latin American, African and east...
Instructor: László Csaba
Credits: 4.0
The world has become less predictable and more turbulent in recent years with the Syrian crisis, the increased irregular migration, terrorism on the rise again and new resource and climate change disputes. The course investigates the role of international law in mitigating the tensions and maintaining its regulatory...
Instructor: Boldizsár Nagy
Credits: 4.0
core for : MA is Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yrelective for : MA in Global Economic Relation ( Full Time) The course is student centred. It will explore a wide range of contemporary issues regarding policies and institutions.  Students will be expected to address real life economic policy problems, drawing...
Instructor: Jacek Rostowski
Credits: 3.0
The course will be delivered by a handful of internationally well know experts in a given well specifiedfield of economic policy.
Instructor: László Mátyás
Credits: 2.0
This course is a specialized graduate-level seminar in international political economy (IPE) that assumes little or no background in the field. The course surveys four main substantive domains of the international economy that are increasingly inter-related: trade, investment, finance and development. In addition, the...
Instructor: Andrew X. LI
Credits: 4.0
The course equips students with the math knowledge allowing them to go through theMA program successfully. Completion of the course is a necessary condition for continuing the program.The course aims to ensure that all the students mastered the mathematical skillssufficient to participate in the program.
Instructor: Gabor Revesz
Credits: 3.0
This course brings together several different academic approaches to making sense of Russian foreign policy. It combines the insights from the disciplines of International Relations, Political Science, Postcolonial Studies, International Political Sociology and Historical IR to provide a context-rich and historically...
Instructor: reshetnikov_anatoly
Credits: 4.0
The course is an introduction to labor economics, emphasizing applied microeconomic theory and empiricalanalysis. We are especially interested in the link between research and public policy. Topics to be covered include:labor supply and demand, taxes and transfers, minimum wages, immigration, human capital, education...
Credits: 3.0
Elective courseIn Program MA in Global Economic Relations elective only for Full Time students.A policy-design and practice-orientated course on macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy, budget planning and execution, subsovereign finance, regulation and supervision of financial institutions, corporate and financial...
Instructor: Lajos Bokros
Credits: 4.0
elective for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time)Course explores major contemporary issues in macroeconomic policies and institutions – drawing ontheoretical analysis, empirical evidence, and practical experience. Although the primary focus is onadvanced economies,...
Instructor: George Kopits
Credits: 2.0
This course will attempt to change the perception, or at least to engage with it seriously. It will do so by taking as its starting point of the most striking developments in todays world politics, a promise of making things ‘great again’ that can be heard in the US and China, in Russia and Hungary, in Turkey and...
Instructor: Alexander Astrov
Credits: 4.0
Questions of nationalism, populism and ethnic conflict reemerged in the 1990s as the European Union prepared to open its doors to ten countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Many of these countries contained minorities that had endured decades of economic or social discrimination. In the context of political...
Instructor: Erin Kristin Jenne
Credits: 4.0
This course will introduce students to the design and implementation of modern fiscal frameworks with a special emphasis on the euro area. The current explosion of the number of independent fiscal institutions (fiscal councils) worldwide reflects an emerging consensus among economists that independent fiscal watchdogs...
Instructor: Ludovit Odor
Credits: 2.0
This course is a graduate-level seminar that introduces students to contemporary research on the political economy of development. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach and examines readings from both economics and political science. The materials cover the following three components: i) the theoretical...
Instructor: Xiang Li
Credits: 4.0
This course presents description and analysis of the emergence, evolution and current state of world financial system. We begin with classical introductory papers, and then we follow with historical overview with emphasis on the last two decades when globalization led to dramatic expansion of the world financial...
Instructor: Julius Horvath
Credits: 4.0
The course covers selected chapters of public international law. Specific emphasis is given to the use of force and the 21st century developments (drones, targeted killings, counter-terrorism), the rights of the individual, (human rights, refugee law, international criminal law), the rules of international...
Instructor: Boldizsár Nagy
Credits: 4.0
This course introduces the fundamentals of social science research design and familiarizes students with several approaches to social analysis and their respective methods. It begins with a discussion of most general ground rules for social research applicable across all kinds of research projects. It continues with...
Credits: 4.0
This course is focused mainly on Strategic Studies; on the discipline’s major assumptions about the military sector of international security, from both traditional and more non-traditional (‘Critical’) perspectives. In doing so, the course will engage both IR (war as a generic phenomenon) and Foreign Policy (war as a...
Instructor: Paul Roe
Credits: 4.0
The course is designed to give a thorough but intuitive overview of the main causes and consequences of underdevelopment in the global economy. The focus will be on country-level analysis, but inequality within countries will also be discussed. Students will be exposed to the role of technology, human capital,...
Instructor: István Kónya
Credits: 2.0
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more than a persistent struggle for control over land or a religious clash. It also serves different functions for outside actors who inject the conflict with their own meanings and pursue their own interests. Conversely, the conflict is projected outwards, with ideas, identities...
Instructor: Yoav Galai
Credits: 4.0
In 2012, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the European Union its famed Peace Prize for having advanced the causes of “peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights” over the course of seventy years. Today, the very Union appears under threat, as numerous fault-lines caused by the pressures of resurgent...
Instructor: Mate Nikola Tokic
Credits: 4.0
This is an MA course, combining theory and policy, addressing the fundamentals of what remains of the EU after Brexit. It addresses the history, institutional evolution as well as the core policies of the changing structures of the European Union, focusing on those relating to money and decision making on Community...
Instructor: László Csaba
Credits: 4.0

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