Program and Papers 2020

Program of the 13th Annual Conference on

The Political Economy of International Organization

February 20-22, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

7:00 pm Dinner (optional, at own expense. Group sharing dinner with veg/non-veg options at C$33/person + tax begins at 7pm, please join at any time. Possibility of dining à la carte separately at any time.)

Nuba Restaurant (Lebanese): 207 West Hastings Street. Tel. 604-688-1655

Thursday, February 20, 2020

(Wosk Centre for Dialogue. 580 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver)

8:35-9:00 am Opening remarks
Traditional welcome: Sheryl Fisher-Rivers
Katharina Coleman, Eric Werker

9:00-10:45 am Session 1: Influence of and on IOs

Chair: Axel Dreher

10:45-11:15 am Group photo and break

11:15-1:00 pm Session 2: Aid allocation

Chair: Katharina Coleman

1:00-2:00 pm Lunch (served in Wosk Centre)

2:00-3:45 pm Session 3: The regulation and performance of private firms

Chair: Renee Bowen

3:45-4:15 pm Break

4:15-6:00 pm Session 4: Rights and peacekeeping

Chair: Randall Stone

7:00 pm Dinner

Sai Woo Restaurant (“casual Asian fusion”): 158 East Pender Street. Tel.: 604-568-1117

Friday, February 21, 2020

(Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street)

9:00-10:45 am Session 5: Aid and domestic politics

Chair: Christina Schneider

10:45-11:15 am Break

11:15-1:00 pm Session 6: Coordination and other approaches

Chair: Gabriele Spilker

1:00-2:00 pm Lunch (served in Segal Graduate School)

2:00-3:45 pm Session 7: Conditionality and change

Chair: Helen Milner

3:45-4:15 pm Break

4:15-6:15 pm Poster Session and Reception

(Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street)

Bilateral investment treaties

Foreign aid

International Monetary Fund

World Trade Organization and bilateral trade agreements

Regional development banks and banking cooperation

Other interesting topics

7:00 pm Dinner

Steam Works (Canadian Brew Pub): 375 Water Street. Tel.: 604-689-2739

Saturday, February 22, 2020

(Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street)

9:00-10:45 am Session 8: United Nations

Chair: Eric Werker

10:45-11:15 am Break

11:15-1:00 pm Session 9: Effects of IO membership—and statistics

Chair: Soo Yeon Kim

1:00-2:00 pm Lunch

2:00-3:45 pm Session 10: Violence and reform

Chair: Dan Nielson

3:45-4:00 pm: Closing Remarks

6:00 pm Dinner (optional, at own expense)

(Location: Vancouver Fish Company (seafood). 1517 Anderson Street, Granville Island. Tel.: 604-559-3474 )

Sunday, February 23, 2020

~8:30 am Ski Trip (optional, at own expense and risk)

Recommended for post-PEIO daytrip:

  • Cypress Mountain: In West Vancouver, accessible by the seabus and a private shuttle (ca. 30-40 min drive). Downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. Rentals available onsite.

For a longer outing, farther afield:

  • Whistler Mountain, accessible by a 2-hour bus ride from nearby the hotels (; book early to ensure you’re on the right buses and go early (6 am) since the mountain closes at 4 pm). Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, ziplining. Rentals available onsite. Many lodging options for those interested in a longer trip, but advance booking is highly recommended.