Advanced Certificate in International Political Economy

Advanced Certificate in International Political Economy (ACIPE)


Participating departments

International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Economics and Business, Sociology and Social Anthropology. Participating departments will allow ACIPE students to earn the credits in line with the requirements set out below.

Program coordinator: 
Should you be interested in obtaining this certificate, please send an inquiry to Kristof [HegedusK[@]] 



In order to receive the certificate together with the degree proper, the following requirements need to be fulfilled:

1. Admission to one of the participating departments.

2. 1YMA: ACIPE students must take 4 mandatory credits and obtain 6 further elective credits from the approved annual list of ACIPE courses. 2YMA: ACIPE students must take 4 mandatory credits in the first or second year of their studies and obtain 10 further elective credits over the course of both years from the approved list of ACIPE courses.

3. ACIPE students must write their thesis on a topic related to International Political Economy, and the topic should be approved by the Director of ACIPE [Dora Piroska]. 

4. Participation in lectures, special seminars, and workshops organized at CEU by the ACIPE is required. Attendance and participation will be considered part of the student’s overall performance.


Advanced Certificate is issued as a diploma supplement and signed by both Program Director and the Rector. Qualified graduates receive ACIPE certificates from the registry office together with their CEU diplomas and final transcripts. 

List of courses AY 2023/24

Core course (Fall 2023)

Introduction to International Political Economy (Dora Piroska, IR), 4 credits

Elective courses 2023/24

Fall term

The Political Economy of the European Union (Laszlo Csaba, IR), 4 credits

Worldly philosophers of capitalism (Bela Greskovits, IR), 4 credits

Geoeconomics (Thomas Fetzer, IR), 2 credits

Europe in Crises (Daniel Izsak, IR), 4 credits

The Social Shaping of World Order (Mary Kaldor, IR), 4 credits

Globalization and Global Inequality (Miranda Wu, SOCL), 4 credits

The Rise and Fall of Development (Andreas Dafinger, SOCL), 4 credits

Welfare States in the current era (Imre Szabo, POLS), 4 credits

Gendering Illiberalism (Andrea Peto, GENS), 4 credits

Gender, Labor Markets, Neoliberalism (Eva Fodor, GENS), 2 credits

GPJ: Environmental Governance, Politics and Justice (A. Antypas / T. Steger, ENVS), 2 credits

Soviet Empire: The View from Central Asia (Charles Shaw, HIST), 2 credits

Society and the Energy Transition (Michael LaBelle, UWC), 2 credits

Infrastructure, Im/mobility and the Environment (Johanna Markkula, SOCL), 4 credits

Winter term

IPE of Digital Everything (Dora Piroska, IR), 4 credits

Global Political Economy of Eastern Europe (Dora Piroska, IR) 2 credits

Political Economy of Development (Valentin Seidler, IR), 4 credits

Illiberal Capitalism (Laszlo Csaba, IR), 4 credits

Politics of International Money and Finance (Dominik Brenner, IR), 2 credits

Welfare States and Gender under Undemocratic Rule (Dorottya Szikra, GENS), 2 credits

Corruption and Global Governance (Agnes Batory, DOPP), 2 credits

Politics and Policies of Development Aid (Thilo Bodenstein, DOPP), 2 credits

The Political Economy of Non-Democracies (Cristina Corduneanu-Huci, DOPP), 2 credits

AGEG: Advanced Topics in Global Environmental Governance (A. Antypas, ENVS), 2 credits

Labor History in Global Perspective, 19th to 21st Centuries (Susan Zimmermann, HIST), 4 credits

Global History of the Cold War (Mate Tokic, HIST), 2 credits

The Future of Work - Challenges for Politics and Policy (Imre Szabo, POLS), 4 credits

Colonialism/Postcolonialism (Prem Kumar Rajaram, SOCL), 4 credits

Spring term

Development Finance in a Turbulent Global Economy (Dora Piroska, IR), 2 credits

The politics of South-South development in Africa (Daniel Large, DPP), 2 credits


For a detailed program and courses description, please visit this page