The 3rd Annual Conference

 The Political Economy of International Organizations

January 28 – 30, 2010


The PEIO conference brings together economists, political scientists and other scholars to address political-economy issues related to any international organization, including the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, and the European Union, as well as other regional organizations and non-governmental organizations. 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. Finally, we have a particular interest in the interaction of the international political economy with the domestic political economy of IOs members.


The conference aims to be international in character. Previous PEIO conferences have included contributions from scholars of various national origins, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This year we hope to build on and expand this diversity.


The conference gratefully acknowledges funding from the Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University, and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Princeton University.


Distinguished Guest Speakers for 2010:

Amar Bhattacharya (Director, G24 Secretariat)

Arvind Subramanian (Peterson Institute for International Economics)


Conference Venue:

Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University, 1248 36th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20057.


Conference Attendance, Accommodation, and Registration:

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend all conference sessions (a small number of additional participants may attend by invitation only; the conference is closed to the public). Authors are expected to cover their own expenses. Partial refunding of expenses for authors from developing countries can be considered on request following acceptance of the paper. There is no registration fee.

Authors should bring their presentation on a USB stick and make sure the presentation is uploaded before the session starts. Presentations are limited to 12 minutes. For the posters, we provide boards to either post a full DIN A0 poster or single pieces of paper.


Recommended Hotels:

The Georgetown Inn
1310 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 888-587-2388

Holiday Inn Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-338-3120
Fax: 202-338-4458

Georgetown University Conference Hotel
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20057 USA
Phone: 202-687-3200
Fax: 202-687-3297

How to get there: pdf / google





Deadline for the special issue of the Review of International Organizations is April 1, 2010. Please submit via the Editorial Manager, indicating that the submission is for the special issue “PEIO 2010.”


2010 Program committee:

Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich, CIS) Lawrence Broz (University of California, San Diego) Axel Dreher (University of Goettingen)
Simon Hug (University of Geneva) Christopher Kilby (Villanova University) Carol Lancaster (Georgetown University)
Helen Milner (Princeton University) Katharina Michaelowa (University of Zurich, CIS) Randall Stone (University of Rochester)
Michael J. Tierney (College of William and Mary) James Raymond Vreeland (Georgetown University) Eric Werker (Harvard Business School)


Call for papers


Our most sincere thanks for administrative and financial support:

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