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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

IPES 2017 Conference


The David A. Lake Award for Best Paper of 2019 was presented to two groups of authors in November at the 2020 Ohio State University IPES virtual conference:

  • Allison Carnegie, Kimberly HoweAdam Lichtenheld, and Dipali Mukhopadhyay for Winning Hearts and Minds for Rebel Rulers: Foreign Aid and Military Contestation in Syria​​
  • Frederick R. Chen and Jian Xu for MNC Lawsuit Outcomes in Authoritarian Courts: Evidence from New Litigation Data



2021 IPES Conference

IPES Discussion List

The 2021 IPES Conference will be held at the University of Colorado Boulder, October 22-23.

The Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado, Boulder
1440 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Registration is now open


Best New Dataset

Best New Dataset 2017

Lobby View: Firm-Level Lobbying and Congressional Bills Database by In Song Kim (MIT) was named Best New Dataset at the 2020 Conference.