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.

Network Coordinators

Jacqueline Best, School of Political Studies

Christopher Huggins, School of International Development and Global Studies

Ryan Katz-Rosene, School of Political Studies

Pascale Massot, Coordinator, School of Political Studies


Upcoming Events

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Past Events

How China Sees the World: Insights from China’s International Relations Scholars

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network Xiaojun Li‘s talk and book intend to make sense of how Chinese...

Feb 25th, 2020

Speculative Fiction and the Dys/U/topian Future of Political Economy

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) How do works of fiction inform our understanding of challenges in the...

Jan 14th, 2020

Neoliberalism’s Quiet Failures

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network: Even its greatest critics have tended to see the early days of the...

Nov 27th, 2019

Paradigms of Market Societies: Schumpeter, Polanyi and Hayek Revisited

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN)  The market system has experienced a legitimation problem since the recent financial...

Mar 26th, 2019

Techno-industrial FDI Policy and China’s Export Surge with Mary Lovely

Presented by CIPS, IPEN and CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy. Mary E. Lovely, nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson...

Mar 22nd, 2019

A Decent House, a Decent Job, a Decent Life: Social Reproduction Theory and Working Class Organizing in Cape Town

Presented by CIPS and IPEN While progressive coalitions continue to oppose neoliberal restructuring, organizing on the left remains fragmented and the underlying...

Feb 14th, 2019

Globalization, Trade and Development: Elements of a Sustainable Approach

Presented by CIPS and IPEN Concerns around trade, migration, technological change, security and an apparent resurgence in nationalism are consistently in the...

Jan 28th, 2019

Beyond Carbon Dividends: The Comparative Political Economy of Carbon Pricing

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network: Despite being favored by economists, carbon pricing policies to reduce carbon pollution have...

Nov 15th, 2018

The State of the Study of the Market with Prof. Pascale Massot

Prof. Pascale Massot argues that the political science literature has not devoted enough energy to the task of defining what markets are...

Oct 15th, 2018

Past Projects


Read the frequent contributions from IPEN members:

Rita Abrahamsen
Jacqueline Best
Patrick Leblond
Errol Mendes
Matthew Paterson