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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.

Annual Debate and Lecture

Annual Debate on the Future of IPE:

The 2018 Annual Debate on the Future of IPE, was held on Wednesday, 2nd May from 17:00-18:30, on the subject of Decolonising International Political Economy: Challenges and Ways Forward. We had a really great line-up of speakers: Professor Robbie Shilliam, Queen Mary, University of London; Dr Lisa Tilley, Queen Mary, University of London; and Dr Sara Salem, University of Warwick, and a packed audience of engaged staff and students.

An audio recording of the debate can be accessed here: Debate Audio

IPE Annual Lecture:

The 2017-18 IPE Annual Lecture was given by Wes Widmaier, Griffith University, on the 2nd November 2017 at 17:00-18:30 in MS.04 (Zeeman Building). Wes presented on: Both Sides, Now: Paradigms, Power, Psychology, and Pragmatism at the Midpoint of Crisis. See here for the lecture abstract.
For those that missed the presentation please click here for a link to the audio recording.

Undergraduate IPE

MA Study in IPE

PhD Supervision in IPE

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24 April: BOOK LAUNCH: Handbook on the IPE of Gender

Speakers: Juanita Elias (Warwick), Sheila Nair (Northern Arizona), Zoe Pflaeger Young (De Montford) and Adrienne Roberts (Manchester)

Chair: Matthew Watson (Warwick)

Please join us to celebrate the launch of the latest in the Edward Elgar series, co-edited by Matthew Watson and Ben Cohen, of IPE Handbooks. The roundtable of discussants includes the two book editors, Juanita Elias and Adreinne Roberts, as well as two of the chapters authors. ALL WELCOME.


'Decolonising International Political Economy: Challenges and Ways Forward'

The focus of this year's debate was on challenges facing the move to decolonise universities and curricula, with a specific focus on IPE and politics more generally. From international inequalities to imperial legacies, IPE as a discipline faces increasing pressure to address some of the colonial assumptions embedded within it. Given its focus on the global, IPE in particular should be situated in relation to debates around power, knowledge production, imperialism, racism, and the neoliberal academy. The debate discussed questions such as: what would a decolonised IPE curricula and classroom look like, and what are some of the challenges facing this shift?


(For details please see: Calendar)

24 April 2018: Book Launch: Handbook on the IPE of Gender (by Juanita Elias and Adrienne Roberts)

2nd May 2018: The Annual Debate on the Future of IPE: Decolonising International Political Economy: Challenges and Ways Forward. Professor Robbie Shilliam; Dr Lisa Tilley; Dr Sara Salem (see above for details)

2nd November 2017: ANNUAL IPE LECTURE, Wes Widamier, Griffith University, Australia: Both Sides, Now: Paradigms, Power, Psychology, and Pragmatism at the Midpoint of Crisis

16th November 2017: Ben Clift, Operable definitions of the permissable: how narrating IPE's evolution entails justifying and legitimising assumptive foundations, ontological approaches and epistemological choices

30th November 2017: Matthew Patterson, Manchester University, The end of fossil fuels: Narrative and power in the politics of climate change

18th January 2018: Anna Killick, University of Southampton, What citizens mean by the term 'the economy' when behaving politically: An empirical UK based study

8th February 2018: Nicholas Bernards, University of Warwick, The Truncated Commercialisation of Microinsurance and the Limits of Neoliberalism

23rd March 2018: Workshop: IPE in the Midlands. Venue: TBC