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International Political Economy Society

The International Political Economy Society (IPES) provides an annual forum for scholars of IPE to present their best new work in progress to an informed and critical scholarly audience. The annual conference is centered on a small number (approximately 75 each year) of carefully screened and selected papers.


Best New Paper Award

IPES 2017 Conference


The David A. Lake Award for Best Paper of 2018 was presented to two groups of authors in November at the 2019 UC San Diego IPES conference:

  • Nicole Baerg, Dominik Duell, and Will Lowe for Central Bank Communication as Public Opinion: Experimental Evidence
  • Leonardo Baccini and Stephen Weymouth for Gone for Good: The Electoral Implications of Plant Closures and Mass Layoffs



IPES 2020 Virtual Conference

IPES Discussion List

The IPES 2020 Conference will be online, hosted by Ohio State University November 13-14.


Best New Book

Best New Dataset 2017

At the 2018 conference, Rachel Wellhausen (University of Texas at Austin) was awarded our prize for the best new book (of the last 3 years) for The Shield of Nationality: When Governments Break Contracts with Foreign Firms (Cambridge University Press 2015).