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.
Past and current IPE Directors (left to right): Sigrid Betzelt (since 2019), Markus Wissen (2015-19), Eckhard Hein (since 2015)