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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.


IPE Political Economy Forum (07/2017)

The 13 July 2017, IPE invites to the second Political Economy Forum in this summer semester, welcoming Heike Joebges (HTW Berlin) and Brigitte Young (University of Münster) to discuss the book “The German Financial System and the Financial and Economic Crisis”, which has just been published by several IPE members.more

IPE Working Paper 90/2017

Eckhard Hein, Financialisation and tendencies towards stagnation: the role of macroeconomic regime changes in the course of and after the financial and economic crisis 2007-9, IPE Working Paper 90/2017more

IPE Working Paper 89/2017

Cenk Olgun, The Role of the Eastern Member States in the European Union’s Energy and Climate Policy, IPE Working Paper 89/2017more

Social Policy Conference (06/2017)

The 22 and 23 of June 2017, HWR hosts a conference on „Angst im Sozialstaat – Sozialstaat in Angst?“ organised by Sigrid Betzelt (IPE Berlin) and Ingo Bode (University of Kassel). more