International Finance and Economic Policy
Combine the tools from economics, finance, and statistics to understand the relationships between the real economy, financial markets, and policymaking in developed and emerging economies.
The International Finance and Economic Policy (IFEP) concentration prepares students to work in changing public and private sectors, to help build new types of financial institutions.SIPA’s IFEP faculty includes many leading scholars and public intellectuals, internationally recognized as experts in crucial fields such as international trade, financial and monetary theory and policy, and development economics. Scholarly faculty are complemented by prominent practitioners actively engaged in opening emerging markets, creating new financial instruments, and forging global trade policy. When combined with the Data Analytics and Quantitative Analysis Specialization, IFEP constitutes a STEM-designated program. Learn more »
- Students must complete 15 points comprising one required core course—International Finance & Monetary Theory (INAF U6018)—and four required courses that vary by focus area.
- Concentration courses cannot be audited or taken pass/fail.
- Students must satisfy their SIPA economics requirement with the advanced economics sequence SIPA U6400 and SIPA U6401, and must earn a B-minus or better in both courses.
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To discuss waivers or substitutions for any requirements, please contact Ariel Yelen, the concentration coordinator.
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