The International Political Economy Research Network brings together Ottawa-based scholars, students and practitioners interested in understanding the political, social and cultural dynamics of the global economy.

Our members are drawn from a multitude of different disciplinary and theoretical backgrounds and address very different kinds of problems in their research.  Some focus on very concrete problems and solutions, seeking to make sense of past and present economic problems such as the recent financial crisis, poverty or economic refugees.  Others ask much broader, more philosophical questions about how what it means to be an economic actor, or how we can understand the economy in symbolic terms.

The IPE Network is designed to link those in Ottawa with an interest in political economic issues through a variety of events.

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Upcoming Events

How do we value ecosystem services? The Evolution of a Concept

CIPS and IPEN present a Lunchtime Seminar with Jennifer Allan   The concept of ecosystem services gained prominence in international policymaking circles as...

Feb 7th, 2018

Inequality and Secular Stagnation: Industrial Organization, Intellectual Property, and Global Governance

Presented by CIPS and IPEN IPEN Speaker Series with Herman Schwartz, University of Virginia What explains the slowdown in global (and especially...

Mar 15th, 2018

Past Events

Fracking and finance: can investor-activism reshape energy governance?

Presented by CIPS and IPEN (International Political Economy Network) Abstract: Shareholder resolutions—usually non-binding requests to corporations for changes to environmental, social, and...

Jan 18th, 2018

Questioning the Policing of Financial Conduct: Suspicion and Denunciation in Canada

Anthony Amicelle is Assistant Professor in Criminology at the Université de Montréal. His research examines practices of policing, surveillance and intelligence at...

Nov 29th, 2017

Who cast the spell?: Class struggle and resource curse in South America

Le français suivra The International Political Economy Network (IPEN) invites you to a lunchtime seminar with Thomas Chiasson-LeBel, 12-1:30pm on Wednesday, November 22nd...

Nov 22nd, 2017

Nuclear Power Ousted by… Renewables?

Access the Powerpoint presentation here. Presented by CIPS and Smart Prosperity Institute CIPS and Smart Prosperity Initative invite you to the Canada launch...

Nov 1st, 2017

Understanding Brazilian South-South Cooperation with Haiti

The International Political Economy Network (IPEN) invites you to a lunchtime seminar with Megan Pickup, 12-1:30pm on Wednesday, October 11 th , 2017...

Oct 11th, 2017

Shaping How IOs “See” Gender Equality: The OECD and CEPAL

CIPS and IPEN present: For both North and South, policies to promote the reconciliation of work and family life constitute an important...

Mar 17th, 2017

Corporate Power, Fossil Capital

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network Click here to read William Carroll’s presentation slides In an era of deepening...

Feb 16th, 2017

Reading the Evidence on Evidence-based Policy

Presented by the International Political Economy Network Richard French provides a survey of the evidence on evidence-based policy, a movement often uninterested in...

Jan 31st, 2017

Introducing a Middle-Ground into Resource Politics: Regional Influences on National Resource Policies

Presented by CIPS and IPEN In terms of natural resource politics in developing countries, what are the regional dimensions of what happens at the national...

Nov 29th, 2016


Read the frequent contributions from IPEN members:

Rita Abrahamsen
Jacqueline Best
Patrick Leblond
Errol Mendes
Matthew Paterson