Post Graduate

M.Sc. Economics (Geo-Politics and Geo-Economics)

As the world is getting increasingly complex, competitive, and convoluted, it is imperative to pay close attention to the interdependent and multi-dimensional relationship between geopolitics and economics. The examples of the practice of geo-economics deployment of economic instruments for geopolitical purposes and vice-versa are plenty; be it the US-China trade and technology competition, the renewed push to bring semiconductor manufacturing to India or the efforts of de-coupling and de-risking global supply chains. In this context, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics seeks to introduce a new MSc Econimics program with a specialization in Geo-Politics and Geo-Economics from the academic year 2024-26, is a two-year full-time post-graduate program. This program offers theoretical underpinnings, practical knowledge and policy insights in Geo-Politics and Geo-Economics. Competences and skills acquired are directly transferable to a range of employment opportunities, including in the public, NGO and private sectors. The program combines a strong core curriculum with flexibility in the choice of research topics selected by students. Through modules and independent research, students develop their own interests under the supervision of a member of staff with relevant expertise.

Faculty:  The faculty will comprise both internal and external academicians, as well as distinguished practitioners, including senior former members of the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Administrative Service. 

The specific objectives are:

  • To develop writing skills in the form of academic articles and
  • To establish contacts with political and economic actors and policymakers
  • To gain critical reading skills in the area of Geo-Politics and Geo-Economics
  • To learn research techniques and
  • To obtain knowledge of current affairs and historical events as related to international context

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Analyse the dynamic relationship between geopolitics and economics
  • Critically assess how geopolitics is influencing economic policies of countries around the world and vice versa
  • Examine the key policy tools deployed in practice of Geo-Economics
  • Comprehend major issues and important countries at play in Geo-Economics
  • Locate and explore the emerging Geo-Economics from India’s persepctive

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Course Overview