The IPE Berlin at the Berlin School of Economics & Law

The Institute for International Political Economy Berlin (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.

News

IPE members mentioned in the Wall Street Journal

In the issue of 10 April, 2024, the Wall Street Journal refers in an article about the industrial policy competition between China and Germany to IPE members Helena Gräf and Salome Topuria and their article in EJEEP. Their study was first published as an IPE Working Paper.