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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.



Call for Papers: Karl Marx and Rosa Luxemburg: Thought Legacy and Contemporary Value - The Thirteenth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (07/2018)more

Studying Modern Capitalism – The Relevance of Marx Today (07/2018) more

Book Publications

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

Ruben Tarne, Proposals for monetary reform – a critical assessment using the general quantity equation by Wolfgang Stützel, IPE Working Paper 102/2018more

Hansjörg Herr, Karl Marx’s thoughts on functional income distribution – a critical analysis, IPE Working Paper 101/2018more

Ümit Akcay, Neoliberal Populism in Turkey and Its Crisis, IPE Working Paper 100/2018more

Finn Cahill-Webb, International Environmental Governance and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change: the adoption of the ‘pledge and review’ governance approach, IPE Working Paper 99/2018more

Hansjörg Herr, The Communist Manifesto – What can we learn today for a country like Vietnam?, IPE Working Paper 98/2018more

Trevor Evans, The economic expansion in the US since 2009 and Donald Trump’s ambitions to ‘drain the swamp’, IPE Working Paper 97/2018more