The Chair for International Relations and Political Economy focuses on issues in international politics, such as the cross-border relations between national, international, and transnational actors, the interrelationship between domestic and foreign policy, and international institutions. While we cover a wide range of international relations topics in our teaching activities, our research concentrates on international political economy, in particular foreign economic policy, globalization, and the politics of international financial and economic crises. In addition, members of our team study conflict as well as international infrastructure and resource policies. Empirically, we use both qualitative and quantitative methods. In terms of theory, we build on approaches from international relations, comparative politics, and economics.