This course examines the interaction between markets and states to understand the causes and consequences of economic development and inequality. We will explore these topics in light of contemporary theoretical, substantive, and methodological debates within the fields of international and comparative political economy. The empirical focus of this course is the developing world. We will cover case studies in a variety of regions, including Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe. However, because the approach of this course is comparative, historical, and analytical, to disentangle patterns in these regions we will also discuss the trajectories of advanced economies such as the United States and England.