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The Berlin IPE at the Berlin School of Economics & Law

The Berlin Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) is concerned with the relation between the economy and political power in a globalised world, and the social implications that this raises. The recurrence of serious financial crises, rising social inequality and a disregard for human rights indicate that conflicts involving economic and political interests have become more acute. This raises many urgent questions about the types of political and social regulation of the economy that would be desirable. In addition, since globalisation has depended on energy generated from non-renewable fossil fuels which poses a serious threat to the global climate, international political economy must be complemented by an international political ecology.


The IPE aims to promote interdisciplinary research drawing on economics, political science and sociology to deepen our understanding of these issues, and to make the results of this research available to individuals and groups who are active in political, social and economic initiatives.


Book Publications

Sigrid Betzelt, Ingo Bode (Hg.): Angst im neuen Wohlfahrtsstaat. Kritische Blicke auf ein diffuses Phänomen, Reihe HWR Forschung, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2018mehr

Ulrich Brand, Markus Wissen: The Limits to Capitalist Nature - Theorizing and Overcoming the Imperial Mode of Living, Part of the series Transforming Capitalism, London: Rowman & Littlefield International, March 2018more

IPE Working Papers

Earta Lauka, Development Paths - A Case for Public Investment as the Alternative to the Washington Consensus, IPE Working Paper 108/2018more

Stefan Angrick, Structural Conditions for Currency Internationalisation - International Finance and the Survival Constraint, IPE Working Paper 107/2018more

Ryan Woodgate, The Paradox of Tax Competition: Effective Corporate Tax Rates as a Determinant of Foreign Direct Investment in a Modified Neo-Kaleckian Model, IPE Working Paper 106/2018more

Katja Rietzler, Achim Truger, Is the Debt Brake behind Germany's successful fiscal consolidation?, IPE Working Paper 105/2018more