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

Shaping How IOs ‘See’ Gender Equality: the OECD and CEPAL

CIPS and IPEN present: Policies to promote the reconciliation of work and family life have come to constitute an important component of...

Mar 17th, 2017

Power and Inequalities in the Global Political Economy: A Perspective on Forced Labour and Trafficking for Labour Exploitation

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network Prof Nicola Phillips will discuss the evolution of inequalities in the global economy and their...

Apr 6th, 2017

Past Events

Corporate Power, Fossil Capital

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network In an era of deepening climate crisis, Dr. William Carroll will discuss a research partnership...

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

Rethinking the “Success” and “Failure” of Food Change Initiatives

Presented by CIPS, IPEN, and Food Lab LISF-LEILA Rethinking the “Success” and “Failure” of Food Change Initiatives What do “success” and “failure” mean in terms...

Nov 24th, 2016

Money Creation and Distributive Justice

Presented by CIPS,  IPEN, and the Political Thought Network Free. Bilingual presentation. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on...

Nov 10th, 2016

Diaspora Democracy: Expat voting in Canada and Abroad

Presented by CIPS and the Public Law Group of the Faculty of Common Law at the University of Ottawa An increasing number of countries...

Oct 19th, 2016

Eye to Eye, Hand to Hand: Luxemburg, Gramsci, Polanyi and Critical IPE

Presented by IPEN Critical international political economy (IPE) has drawn heavily on the work of Antonio Gramsci and Karl Polanyi to theorize the...

Sep 23rd, 2016

The Global Crisis and the Architecture of Development Finance

ILENE GRABEL, University of Denver Presented by the CIPS and the International Political Economy Network. Free. In English. Registration is not required...

Apr 7th, 2016

Advising the Government of Myanmar on the traps in negotiating Bilateral Investment Treaties

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available...

Mar 18th, 2016


Read the frequent contributions from IPEN members:

Rita Abrahamsen
Jacqueline Best
Patrick Leblond
Errol Mendes
Matthew Paterson