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 administrator: 
Should you be interested in obtaining this certificate, please send an inquiry to Zlata [kharitonovaz[@]] 



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 2022/23

Core course (Fall 2022)

Introduction to International Political Economy (Andrew X. Li/Dora Piroska, IR), 4 credits

Elective courses 2022/23

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

Political Economy of International Organizations (Andrew X. Li, IR), 2 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

Comparative regionalism (Daniel Izsak, IR), 4 credits

Economic Transformations (Balazs Vedres, SOCL), 2 credits

Neoliberalism and its alternatives (Attila Folsz, POLS), 2 credits

International Economic Integration (Michael Landesmann, Roman Stöllinger, Julia Gruebler, ECBS), 2 credits

Global Economy: Emergence and Current Issues (Julius Horvath, ECBS), 2 credits  

Decarbonizing IR: Fossils, Emissions and Security (Alexander Etkind), 4 credits

Banking and Financial Institutions (Ibolya Schindele), 2 credits 

Spring term

Development Banking (Dora Piroska, IR), 2 credits

Politics and policies of development aid (Thilo Bodenstein, DPP), 2 credits

International Economic Policy (Jacek Rostowski, ECBS), 3 credits

EU Industrial Policy and Global Economy (Yusuf Akbar, ECBS), 2 credits


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