The 17th Annual Conference

The Political Economy of International Organization

January 23-25, 2025

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 also consider the interaction of IOs with transnational actors such as commercial lobbies and NGOs and have a particular interest in the interaction of the international political economy with the domestic political economy of IO members. Submissions on topics more broadly related to international organization—such as foreign aid, international agreements and international law—are welcome. In addition to full papers, we also accept submissions of pre-analysis plans for planned (but not yet registered) experiments (see p.2 of the call for papers for details).

Conference Venue:
Harvard University, United States

2025 Program Committee:

Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich)Lawrence Broz (UC-San Diego)Stephen Chaudoin (Harvard)
Mark Copelovitch (Wisconsin)Christina Davis (Harvard)Lisa Dellmuth (Stockholm)
Axel Dreher (Heidelberg)Simon Hug (Geneva)Christopher Kilby (Villanova)
Soo Yeon Kim (Singapore)Katharina Michaelowa (Zurich)Christoph Mikulaschek (Harvard)
Helen Milner (Princeton)Layna Mosley (Princeton)Daniel Nielson (UT Austin)
Stephanie Rickard (LSE)B. Peter Rosendorff (NYU)Christina Schneider (UC-San Diego)
Randall Stone (Rochester)Jonas Tallberg (Stockholm)Michael J. Tierney (William & Mary)
Jennifer Tobin (Georgetown)Eric Werker (Simon Fraser)

PEIO Call for Papers


Special issue of the Review of International Organizations: International Organizations as Information Sources,” eds. Stephen Chaudoin, Christina Davis, and Christoph Mikulaschek (Harvard University)