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International Political Economy


The IPE Cluster represents a wide range of expertise in PAIS that supports its longstanding and global reputation in IPE. It brings together scholars undertaking cutting-edge research in a variety of conceptual and thematic areas within IPE - see 'Research Themes & Publications' for more information.

The Cluster also contains regional and country-specific expertise, including scholars working on Europe; East, Southeast and South Asia; and on the United Kingdom; South Africa; India; Turkey and Mexico.

There are twenty members of staff and more than thirty doctoral students undertaking research within the field of IPE at PAIS. Find out more about people in PaIS here.

The IPE Cluster hosts a series of events each year, in particular the renowned 'Annual IPE Lecture' and the 'Annual Debate on the Future of IPE' at which leading scholars in the field of IPE present and debate their work.

Research Themes & Publications


  • History of Economic Thought
  • Global Governance
  • Feminist Political Economy
  • Gender Studies
  • Everyday IPE
  • Financial Markets
  • International Development
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Capitalism and the Nation-State
  • IPE of Energy
  • Trade and Investment Policy
  • The Political Economy of Brexit

You can find out more about our research and publications by clicking on the links.

The Cluster also works in collaboration with the: Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) and the Warwick Critical Finance Group.

Undergraduate IPE

MA Study in IPE

PhD Supervision in IPE

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Dr Caroline Kuzemko at:

Annual Debate and Lecture

Annual Debate on the Future of IPE, 6th May 2020

We also have great pleasure in announcing this year's Annual Debate on the Future of IPE which will be on 'Climate Change: Power, Resistance, and Change'. During the debate we will consider what sorts of contributions IPE can make to how we understand the politics of climate change mitigation - with an emphasis on resistances and change. The power structures that underpin resistance to sustainable change will be explored, whilst there will also be claims made about the ways in which certain sets of power relations are already starting to shift in response to political commitments to climate change targets. The debate will take place on Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 from 16:30-18:00, in H0.51 (Humanities Building).

We have, again, a great line-up of speakers: Professor Peter Newell, University of Surrey; Dr Marie Claire Brisbois, SPRU, Surrey; Dr Caroline Kuzemko, University of Warwick.

IPE Annual Lecture, 22nd January 2020:

We have great pleasure in announcing that this year's Annual IPE Lecture will be given by Professor Juanita Elias, University of Warwick, on 'Women on board: The gender politics of economic competitiveness'. Juanita's work sits at the forefront of gender studies in IPE, and she has particular interests in the household in political economy and the political economy of Malaysia and South East Asia. The lecture will be on her forthcoming book, of the same title, which will form part of Routledge's RIPE series. The Annual Lecture will take place on Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 from 15:00 to 16:30 in L5 (Science Concourse). The lecture is also Juanita's Inaugural Professorial Lecture.


IPE Annual Lecture, 17th January 2019:
Jacqueline Best, University of Ottowa: Little failures and doubtful successes: rethinking neoliberalism in a post-truth era

This year's Annual IPE Lecture was given by Professor Jacqueline Best, University of Ottowa, on 'Little failures and doubtful successes: rethinking neoliberalism in a post-truth era'. Jacqueline's presentation re-evaluated the early history of neoliberal policies (in the UK, USA and Canada) and challenged contemporary accounts of neoliberalism thereby opening up space for imagining a different political and economic future. The Lecture took place on Thursday, 17th January, from 17:00 to 18:30 in L5 (Science Concourse). This was also a Leverhulme Lecture.

To listen to the lecture please click here:

Annual Debate on the Future of IPE, March 2019:

Appropriately enough given the date, last year's IPE Debate was on 'Brexit in Context'. The debate challenged some of the common interpretations of Brexit, whilst offering up a wider range of ways in which we can better understand it, including through gender, post-colonial and new institutionalist lenses. By broadening our vision and placing Brexit within longer term political, cultural and economic contexts, the debate shed light on Brexit as a process, and on what it means for the political economy of Britain and Europe.

We had, again, a great line-up of speakers: Professor Roberta Guerrina, University of Surrey; Professor Ben Rosamond, Copenhagen University; Dr Nadine El-Enany, Birkbeck University of London; and Dr Muireann O'Dwyer, University of Warwick.

You can listen to the debate here:

Recent Publication:

A new special issue of Midwest Studies in Philosophy has just appeared on Moral Responsibility and the Financial Crisis. James Dempsey and Tom Sorell are editors, and the book is available here.

Upcoming Events

ANNUAL DEBATE ON THE FUTURE OF IPE: 6th May 2020, 16:30-18:00, H0.51 (Humanities Building)

This year's Annual Debate on the Future of IPE will be on 'Climate Change: Power, Resistance and Change'. The speakers will be: Peter Newell, University of Sussex; Marie-Claire Brisbois, SPRU, University of Sussex; Caroline Kuzemko, University of Warwick.

ANNUAL IPE LECTURE: 22nd January 2020, 15:00-16:30, Room L5 (Sciences Concourse)

Juanita Elias, University of Warwick, will be giving this year's Annual IPE Lecture on 'Women on board: The gender politics of economic competitiveness'.

Paper Presentation: 4th December 2019, 14:30-16:00, Room E2.02 (Social Sciences)

Toby Pforr, University of Warwick, on 'The financialisation of humanitarian emergency relief: Potential issues for forecast-based finance'.

PaIS Seminar: 20th November 2019, 16:00-17:30; Room E2.02 (Social Sciences)

Ian Bruff, University of Manchester, on 'Overcoming neoliberalism's market myth: recovering the potential for freedom to self-govern'. This is an 'IPE Cluster sponsored' PaIS Seminar.

Paper Presentation: 30th October 2019, 15:30-17:00; Room S1.59 (Social Sciences)

David Blaney, Macalester College and Fulbright Fellow at Sheffield University on 'Late Victorian Economists and Empire: Jevons, Marshall and the Cultural Political Economy of Trade'.