PEIO: The Political Economy of International Organizations

The 10th Annual Conference on

The Political Economy of International Organizations

January 12-14, 2017


The PEIO conference brings together economists, political scientists and other scholars to address political-economy issues related to any international organization, including the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature. Questions we seek to address include how IOs are organized and governed, what are the incentives of governments dealing with IOs as well as the incentives of the bureaucrats who staff them, and what are the effects of IOs on policy outcomes. We will also consider the interaction of IOs with transnational actors such as commercial lobbies and NGOs. Finally, we have a particular interest in the interaction of the international political economy with the domestic political economy of IO members.


Conference Venue:

University of Bern, Switzerland.



2017 Program committee:

Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich) Lawrence Broz (University of California, San Diego) Renee Bowen (Stanford University)
Chad Bown (Peterson Inst. for Int. Economics) Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University) Manfred Elsig (University of Bern)
Simon Hug (University of Geneva) Christopher Kilby (Villanova University) Stephen Knack (World Bank)
Katharina Michaelowa (University of Zurich) Helen Milner (Princeton University) Daniel Nielson (Brigham Young University)
B. Peter Rosendorff (New York University) Randall Stone (University of Rochester) Michael J. Tierney (College of William and Mary)
Eric Werker (Simon Fraser University)


Call for Papers


Special issue of the Review of International Organizations: Trade and Investment, eds. Renee Bowen (Stanford), Manfred Elsig (Bern)