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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.


8th Annual Conference in Political Economy

From 13-15 September 2017, the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE), the Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) and IPE invite you to the 8th Annual Conference in Political Economy on Inequalities and Instabilities in the 21st Century. more

IPE Working Paper 91/2017

Vera Buttmann, The clash of rural-urban migrants and real estate investors on Phnom Penh’s housing market – Prospects for garment workers, IPE Working Paper 91/2017more

New Book Release

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