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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.



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

New Book Releases

Kai Eicker-Wolf, Achim Truger (Hg./eds): Ungleichheit in Deutschland – ein „gehyptes Problem“? Über die Verteilungsrealität und die Möglichkeiten ihrer Gestaltung, Marburg: Metropolis, 2017more

Herr, H., Priewe, J., Watt, E. (eds), Saving the Euro – Redesigning Euro Area Economic Governance, London: Social Europe, 2017more

IPE Working Papers

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

Eckhard Hein, Inequality and growth: Marxian and post-Keynesian/Kaleckian perspectives on distribution and growth regimes before and after the Great Recession, IPE Working Paper 96/2018more

Henriette Heinze, The determinants of German exports – an analysis of intra- and extra-EMU trade, IPE Working Paper 95/2018more