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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

If you have any questions or would like to post to this site please contact the cluster convenor:

Dr Caroline Kuzemko at:


New 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.

Tuesday, 11th September: Teaching Political Economy Workshop

Warwick are hosting a workshop on teaching political economy on Tuesday, 11th September from 10am to 4:30pm. It's free to attend, with lunch and refreshements provided.

Please contact Ben Richardson on in order to register, or to apply for one of the bursaries for early career academics in precarious employment.

For details and the agenda please click here

11th January 2019, 10:00-16:00: Book Manuscript Workshop

'Colossal Failure: The Fall and Rise of America's Rating Agencies' by Tim Sinclair

Participants include Matthew Watson, Ben Clift, Shirin Rai, Chris Clarke, Iain Pirie (all from PAIS), Paul Langley (Durham) and Peter Burnham (Birmingham).

Attendance at the event is open to academic staff, Ph.D students and post-docs in PAIS.

The workshop will start at 10 am and finish at 4 pm, and the location is E2.02 in PAIS.


(For details please see: Calendar)

11th September 2018: Teaching Political Economy Workshop

4th October 2018: Annual IPE Cluster Meeting 

24th October 2018: Gareth Dale (Brunel): 'Economic Growth and the Legitimation of Inequality', 14:30 to 16:00; Venue: S2.77.

8th November 2018: 'When Most-Likely Cooperation Fails: The Pathologies of Inter-Organizational Relations in Global Governance', by Matthias Kranke, University of Warwick.

11th January 2019: Manuscript Workshop, Colossal Failure: The Fall and Rise of America's Rating Agencies by Tim Sinclair, University of Warwick

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

March 2018: Workshop: IPE in the Midlands. Venue/Date: TBC