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. Workshops are recorded and archived here, available for public viewing. Please also contact us if you would prefer 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:

  • Leo Baccini, McGill University
  • Simone Dietrich, University of Geneva
  • Nikhar Gaikwad, Columbia University
  • Meredith Wilf, University of Pittsburgh GSPIA

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 James Morrison and Rachel Wellhausen for previously serving on the Virtual IPES Committee.

For Virtual IPES questions, email


Spring 2018 Schedule

March 2 

Yilang FengUniversity of Michigan

"Measurement of Corporate Political Connection and Its Effects on Entrepreneur International Trade Preferences"


  • Haillie Lee, Georgetown University
  • Eddy Malesky, Duke University
  • David Szakonyi, George Washington University


  • Meredith Wilf, University of Pittsburgh, GSPIA

Watch the workshop


April 30

Dean Dulay, Duke University

"Elite-Driven Development through Technological Change: Philippine Sugar Exports in the Early 1900s” 


  • Francisco Garfias, University of California-San Diego
  • Benjamin A.T. Graham, University of Southern California
  • Shanker Satyanath, New York University


  • Leo Baccini, McGill University


May 4

Alexander Thompson, Ohio State University

Yoram Haftel, Hebrew University

Tomer Broude, Hebrew University

"How Does Arbitration Affect Regulatory Space in Investment Agreements?” 


  • Axel Berger, German Development Institute
  • Benjamin A.T. Graham, University of Southern California
  • Soo Yeon Kim, National University of Singapore
  • Krzysztof Pelc, McGill University


  • Rachel Wellhausen, University of Texas at Austin


May 9

Mehmet Kerem Coban, National University of Singapore

“Exploring Policy Transfer, Bureaucratic Politics, and Policy Capacity in Macroprudential Regulatory Governance: Insights from the Turkish Case”


  • Andrew Baker, University of Sheffield
  • Natalya Naqvi, Princeton University
  • Daniel Blake, IE Business School, Madrid


  • James Morrison, London School of Economics