The Department of World Economy is a dynamically developing educational and research subdivision of the Faculty of Economics, St. Petersburg State University. The Department today is one of the leading think-tanks on trade policy issues. The staff delivers research projects in various aspects of international economic relations.

The Department of World Economy presents a wide range of educational programmes: BA 'International Economic Relations and International Business', MA 'International Trading System', and  Ph.D. 'World Economy'. The Department also delivers short-term seminars and International Summer School in Russian Business. 

From 2013 the Department of World Economy has been participating in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network programme 'Power and Regions in a Multipolar Order'.