About IPES


The International Political Economy Society (IPES) provides an annual forum for scholars of IPE to present their best new work in progress to an informed and critical scholarly audience. The annual conference is centered on a small number (approximately 75 each year) of carefully screened and selected papers.

IPES is an open-membership society. There are no membership dues or restrictions on participation. We welcome all scholars of international political economy to join the society by registering via the My Account button above.


2017 Best Paper Award

IPES 2017 Conference


Authors Cameron Ballard-Rosa (University of North Carolina), Mashail Malik (Stanford University), Stephanie Rickard (London School of Economics), and Kenneth Scheve (Stanford University), won the David A. Lake Award for Best Paper presented at the 2017 conference for their paper, "The Economic Origins of Authoritarian Values: Evidence from Local Trade Shocks in the United Kingdom."


IPES 2019 

IPES Discussion List

We are accepting paper proposals for IPES 2019 at UC San Diego through April 15, 2019. Please visit the Conferences page for more information. Create a scholar account to submit your proposal.


2018 Best New Book

Best New Dataset 2017

At the 2018 conference, Rachel Wellhausen (University of Texas at Austin) will be awarded our prize for the best new book for The Shield of Nationality: When Governments Break Contracts with Foreign Firms (Cambridge University Press 2015).