Virtual IPES

Virtual IPES facilitates online workshops that allow in-depth discussions of working papers in IPE. In each workshop, author(s) and several tailored discussants from the community of IPE scholars spend 60-75 minutes on a single paper. We thank members of the IPES community for serving in discussant roles. Please contact us if you would like to participate in real-time. All are welcome.

Virtual IPES issues a call for papers in July and again in January. We particularly encourage submissions from graduate students and early-career scholars. Submissions are full papers. We aim to schedule four workshops per semester. 

Virtual IPES Committee

  • Michaël Aklin, University of Pittsburgh
  • Merih Angin, Koç University
  • Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Indiana University
  • Adrian Shin, University of Colorado, Boulder

Virtual IPES recognizes Will H. Moore whose own endeavors inspired this workshop. We strive to emulate his commitment to inclusiveness, community, and high quality research. Our thanks to Cristina Bodea and Raymond Hicks for founding Virtual IPES, and to Leo Baccini, Simone Dietrich, Nikhar Gaikwad, James Morrison, Rachel Wellhausen, and Meredith Wilf for previously serving on the Virtual IPES Committee.

For Virtual IPES questions, email



Spring/Summer 2020 Schedule

Panel 1 - June 12, 2020

Juato Huang, University of Oxford

Do Sovereign Wealth Funds in Non-Democratic Countries Serve the Ruling Class? A Mixed-Methods Approach for Theory Testing


  • Mark Hallerberg, Hertie School of Governance
  • Stephen Kaplan, George Washington University
  • Stephen Nelson, Northwestern University
  • David Steinberg, Johns Hopkins University

Chair: Simone Dietrich, University of Geneva

Panel 2 - June 16, 2020

Heather Ba, University of Missouri
Tyler Coleman, University of Missouri

The Domestic and Systemic Determinants of the New Protectionism: Antidumping Petitions, Globalization, Deindustrialization and Domestic Institutions


  • Sean Ehrlich, Florida State University
  • Erica Owen, University of Pittsburgh
  • Robert Gulotty, University of Chicago

Chair: Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Indiana University

Panel 3 - June 19, 2020

Sinan Akguany, Middle East Technical University
M Kerem Coban, Koc University and Sabanci University
Caner Bakir, Koc University

Diffusion of Financial Stability Committees after the 2008 Crisis: Orchestration in Global Governance and the Role of Instrument Constituencies


  • Jeffrey Chwieorth, LSE
  • Manuela Moschella, Scuola Normale Superiore
  • Matthias Thiemann, Science Po Paris

Chairs: Daniel McDowell, Syracuse University; David Steinberg, John Hopkins University, SAIS

Panel 4 - June 22, 2020

Inken von Borzyskowski, University College London
Felicity Vabulas, Pepperdine University

When is it “OK” to Leave? U.S. Public Opinion toward Withdrawal from International Organizations


  • Alexandra Guisinger, Temple University
  • Joshua Kertzer, Harvard University
  • Michaela Mattes, UC Berkeley

Chair: Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Indiana University

Panel 5 - June 24, 2020

Patrick Bayer, University of Strathclyde

Economic Competition and Environmental Regulation of Foreign Firms: The Power of the Relocation Threat


  • Matto Mildenberger, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Stephen Chaudoin, Harvard University
  • Iain Osgood, University of Michigan
  • Paasha Mahdavi, University of California, Santa Barbara

Chair: Nikhar Gaikwad, Columbia University

Panel 6 - July 3, 2020

Sujeong Shim, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Opinion and Credible Commitment: Government Approval Ratings, IMF Programs, and International Investors


  • Cristina Bodea, Michigan State University
  • Lawrence Broz, University of California, San Diego
  • Daniel McDowell, Syracuse University
  • Adrian Shin, University of Colorado, Boulder

Chair: Simone Dietrich, University of Geneva

Panel 7 - July 13, 2020

Daniel McDowell, Syracuse University
David A. Steinberg, Johns Hopkins University
Selim Erdem Aytaç, Koc University
Dimitar Gueorguiev, Syracuse University

Descriptive Representation in International Organizations: The Effect of Governance Reform on IMF Legitimacy


  • Mark Copelovitch, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Phillip Lipscy, University of Toronto

Chair: Michaël Aklin, University of Pittsburgh