Virtual IPES

Virtual IPES facilitates online workshops that allow in-depth discussions of working papers in IPE. In each workshop, author(s) and several tailored discussants from the community of IPE scholars spend 60-75 minutes on a single paper. We thank members of the IPES community for serving in discussant roles. Workshops are recorded and archived here, available for public viewing. Please also contact us if you would prefer to participate in real-time; all are welcome.

Virtual IPES issues a call for papers in July and again in January. We particularly encourage submissions from graduate students and early-career scholars. Submissions are full papers. We aim to schedule four workshops per semester. 

  Virtual IPES Committee:

  • Leo Baccini, McGill University
  • James Morrison, London School of Economics
  • Rachel Wellhausen, University of Texas at Austin
  • Meredith Wilf, University of Pittsburgh GSPIA

Virtual IPES recognizes Will H. Moore whose own endeavors inspired this workshop. We strive to emulate his commitment to inclusiveness, community, and high quality research. Our thanks to Cristina Bodea and Raymond Hicks for founding Virtual IPES.

For Virtual IPES questions, email


Fall 2017 Schedule

October 20, 12:00 noon (Eastern time)

Galina V. BelokurovaUniversity of California, San Diego

“When Does Business Turn Violent? Elections, Soviet Legacies, and Business-Related Violence in Russia, 1995-2010” 

Abstract (TBA)


  • Alex Baturo, Dublin City University
  • Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, King's College London
  • Sarah Sokhey, University of Colorado, Boulder


  • Leo Baccini, McGill University


November 3, 11:00 AM (Eastern time)

Terence K. TeoSeton Hall University

“Competition, Central Bank Independence, and the Authoritarian Welfare State” 

Abstract (TBA)


  • Cristina Bodea, Michigan State University
  • Ana Carolina Garriga, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico
  • David Steinberg, Johns Hopkins University SAIS


  • Meredith Wilf, University of Pittsburgh GSPIA


December 1, 2:00 PM (Eastern time) 

Erin LockwoodUniversity of California, Irvine

“From Bets to Bombs to Financial Boons: The Legitimacy of Global Derivatives Markets Before the 2008 Crisis”

Abstract (click to toggle)


  • Abraham Newman, Georgetown University SFS
  • Manuela MoschellaScuola Normale Superiore
  • Stefano Pagliari, City, University of London
  • Kevin Young, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


  • Rachel Wellhausen, University of Texas at Austin

Watch the Workshop


December 15, 10:30 am (Eastern time) Click here for additional time zones 

Jeff ColganBrown University

"Political Reverberations"

Abstract (TBA)


  • Bear Braumoeller, The Ohio State University
  • Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Ayşe Zarakol, Cambridge University


  • James Morrison, London School of Economics

Watch the Workshop