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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 Working Paper 85/2017

Eckhard Hein, Petra Dünhaupt, Ayoze Alfageme & Marta Kulesza, Financialisation and distribution in the US, the UK, Spain, Germany, Sweden and France – before and after the crisis, IPE Working Paper 85/2017 more

IPE Working Paper 84/2017

Jorge Uxó, Ignacio Álvarez & Eladio Febrero, Fiscal space on the Eurozone periphery: The case of Spain, IPE Working Paper 84/2017more

New Book Release

Ulrich Brand, Markus Wissen: Imperiale Lebensweise, Zur Ausbeutung von Mensch und Natur im globalen Kapitalismus: oekom, München, 2017 more

IPE Working Paper 83/2017

Franz J. Prante, Macroeconomic effects of personal and functional income inequality – theory and empirical evidence for the US and Germany, IPE Working Paper 83/2017 more