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International Political Economy

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The IPE Cluster represents a wide range of expertise in PAIS that supports its longstanding and global reputation in the field. It brings together scholars undertaking cutting-edge research in the areas of international economic management and global governance, feminist political economy, the political economy of gender, everyday and cultural political economy, international development, history of economic thought and classical political economy, the political economy of trade and finance, rising powers, ethics, business culture, and the conceptualization of systemically important financial institutions, comparative political economy, the political economy of energy transitions and more.

The Cluster also contains regional and country-specific expertise, including scholars working on Western Europe, East, Southeast and South Asia, as well as South Africa, India, Turkey and Mexico.

Currently, there are twenty-three members of staff and more than twenty doctoral students undertaking research within the field of IPE at PAIS.

Key research themes


Classical political economy
Capitalism and the nation-state
Feminist Political Economy
Gender Studies
Financial markets
Global governance
International development

MA Study in IPE

IPE PhD Supervision

People in IPE


1st December 2016, first IPE Cluster Panel - details on the IPE Calendar.

17th January 2017, David Adler on 'Causes and Consequences of Housing Evictions in Britain'.

25th January 2017, ANNUAL IPE LECTURE: Diane Elson, Emeritus Professor, University of Essex: 'Gender Inequality and Economic Inequality'.

9th March 2017, ANNUAL DEBATE ON THE FUTURE OF IPE on 'What Counts: the Politics of Economic Accounting': Professor Daniel Mügge, Professor Peter Newell, Professor Shirin Rai.

10th May 2017, Professor JP Singh: 'Sweet Talk: Paternalism and Collective Action in North-South Trade Relations'.

24th May 2017: Dr Emma Dowling: 'In the wake of austerity: social impact bonds and the financialisation of the welfare state in Britain'.


IPE Cluster hosts Nicholas Shaxson: 'From "Resource Curse" to "Finance Curse"'

21st October 2016

The IPE Cluster hosted the award-winning author and journalist, Nicholas Shaxson (also of the Tax Justice Network), on Friday, 21st October. His presentation carefully interwove concepts of the 'resource curse' and 'competitiveness' to explain Britain's current "Finance Curse" and its potential consequences. For those unable to make the presentation, or who would like to read more, Nicolas's slides, 'From "Resource Curse" to "Finance Curse"', are available here.

IPE Cluster and IAS hosts 'Narratives in and of Economics' Roundtable

15th June 2016

The IPE Cluster and Institute of Advanced Study at Warwick hosted a roundtable event on 15th June on 'Narratives in and of Economics'. The event was designed to bring together established and early career academics to discuss issues of political economy and economic methodology. Visiting speakers included Professor Sheila Dow (Stirling), Professor Roger Backhouse (Birmingham) and Professor Ben Fine (SOAS). There were also contributions from IPE Cluster members Chris Clarke, Jack Copley, Tobias Pforr and Nick Taylor.

Research Projects


Annual Debate