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.


If you would like to be notified about these events, contact [email protected] to be added to our newsletter.

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Upcoming Events

Past Events


International Political Economy Network

September 23, 2014
“How Can Canada’s Contribution to Climate Action be Shared Fairly among Provinces?”
Christian Holz
11 :30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., FSS4004

October 8, 2014
Book launch: “Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods”
Eric Helleiner
5:00 – 6:30 p.m., FSS5028
IPEN poster

October 23, 2014
“Climate Change Adaptation and Labour Market Effects: Implications for Women Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador”
Taruna Shalini Ramessur
11:30 -1:00 PM, FSS 4004

October 29, 2014
“The Trajectory for Public Policy: International Standardization and Localisation”
Jane Jenson
12:00 -1:00 p.m., FSS 5028

November 18, 2014
“Vers une économie faible en carbone? La gouvernance des changements climatiques et la transformation de l’économie mondiale.”
Matthew Paterson
3:00 -4:30 p.m., FSS 4006

November 26, 2014
“At the Intersection between Global and Local: Re-thinking Policy Space”
Julia Calvert
11:45 – 1:15 p.m., FSS 4006

January 15, 2015
“What Does Climate Change Adaptation Mean in Agrarian Asia?”
Marcus Taylor
12:00 – 1:30 p.m., FSS 4006

January 26, 2015
“The New Face of Developing Country Debt”
Nihal Kappagoda and Roy Culpeper
12:00 – 1:30 p.m., FSS 4006

February 5, 2015
“Banking on the US Federal Reserve Bank: Quantitative Easing rounds 1, 2, and 3”
Herman Schwartz
3:30 – 5:00 p.m., FSS 4004

February 23, 2015
Toward a Cultural Political Economy of Canadian Foreign Policy in the Americas
Laura Macdonald
11:30 – 1:00 p.m, FSS 4006

March 12, 2015
“Book launch – Governing Failure: Provisional Expertise and the Transformation of Global Development Finance”
Jacqueline Best
4:00 – 6 :00 p.m., FSS4004

March 19, 2015
PhD Thesis Workshop on Political Economy
Institute of Political Economy
See call for papers (deadline: January 15)

March 31, 2015
“Jobs for Africa’s Expanding Youth Cohort: Employment Situation and Effective Interventions”
Gordon Betcherman
11:45 – 1 :25 p.m., FSS5028

April 7, 2015
“Imperialism, Today and Yesterday”
Leo Victor Panitch
3:00 – 5 :00 p.m., FSS4006


January 14, 2014
“The G20 as Laboratory for Institutional Cooperation between Established and Emerging Powers”
Yves Tiberghien
3 :30 – 5 :00 p.m., FSS4006

February 7, 2014
“Cat and Mouse: the Politics of Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement”
Susan Sell
3:30 – 5:30 p.m., FSS4004

March 18, 2014
“Regard de l’économie politique internationale sur le secteur extractif”
Bonnie Campbell
2 :30 – 4 :00 p.m., FSS4006

April 1, 2014
“From the Berlin Wall to Lehman Brothers: Ideology, Interest, and the American Global Financial Order”
Jonathan Kirshner
2 :30 – 4 :00 p.m., FSS4006


Read the frequent contributions from IPEN members:

Rita Abrahamsen
Jacqueline Best
Patrick Leblond
Errol Mendes
Matthew Paterson