IPEN

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

Pascale Massot, Coordinator, School of Political Studies

Christopher Huggins, School of International Development and Global Studies

Ryan Katz-Rosene, School of Political Studies

 

Upcoming Events

Why is it Necessary to Review the Bank of Canada Act?

Registration: Google Forms Presented by CIPS, International Political Economy Network (IPEN) and the Economics Department at the University of Ottawa The pandemic, and...

Feb 27th, 2024

Territorial Operators: Companies and the Co-construction of Mining Communities

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) Companies have often been portrayed as “deterritorializing actors” that threaten and undermine...

Mar 7th, 2024

Technocratic Tendencies? Canada’s Quantum Policy and Critical International Relations Theory

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) Canada’s official strategic documents relating to quantum policy frequently refer to the...

Mar 21st, 2024

Past Events

Mapping Blended Finance: What Is the Experience of Canadian Development Cooperation Organizations?

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) Blended finance is a controversial aspect of contemporary aid policy. Promoters argue...

Feb 8th, 2024

The Fragility of Depoliticization: What the Failure of Past Inflation-management Strategies Means for Today

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) As inflation has spiralled upwards in recent months, central banks have rushed...

Dec 6th, 2023

The Indebted Woman. Kinship, Sexuality and Capitalism

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) Poor women have become essential cogs in the wheel of financialized capitalism...

Nov 20th, 2023

Atlas Asunder? Neoliberal Think Tanks and the Radical Right

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) and the International Theory Network (ITN) How are neoliberal thought leaders reacting...

Nov 15th, 2023

AI, Generative AI, and Trade Agreements

Presented by the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy, the Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law, the...

Nov 2nd, 2023

A Puzzling Innovation in Global Financial and Environmental Governance? Explaining the Creation of the New Network for Greening the Financial System

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) In December 2017, eight central banks and financial supervisors created a new “Network...

Oct 17th, 2023

Paying for a Warming World: Contemporary Challenges in Climate Finance After COP27

Presented by CIPS and IPEN Ottawa’s International Political Economy Network (IPEN) invite you to attend an expert panel seeking to contextualize the latest...

Mar 1st, 2023

Resurgent Resource Nationalism: Comparative Regional Experiences

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) IPEN Roundtable Series, 2021-22 Political economy in difficult times: revealing blind spots...

Mar 15th, 2022

Contextualizing the Russia Sanctions: Implications for the Global Political Economy

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) The world has watched in horror as Russia has invaded Ukraine, causing...

Mar 10th, 2022

Past Projects

CIPS Blog

Read the frequent contributions from IPEN members:

Rita Abrahamsen
Jacqueline Best
Patrick Leblond
Errol Mendes
Matthew Paterson