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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.


Student Job Offering

Open Position for a Student Research Assistant, 1 November 2017- 31 March 2018more

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 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