The 5th Annual Conference

 The Political Economy of International Organizations

January 26 – 28, 2012

The PEIO conference will bring 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 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

Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
(Map from train to conference location)

Recommended hotel:

Radnor Hotel
591 E. Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

How to get there
Map from train to hotel

2012 Program committee:

Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich, CIS) Lawrence Broz (University of California, San Diego) Axel Dreher (University of Heidelberg)
Simon Hug (University of Geneva) Christopher Kilby (Villanova University) Stephen Knack (World Bank)
Helen Milner (Princeton University) Katharina Michaelowa (University of Zurich, CIS) Randall Stone (University of Rochester)
Jan-Egbert Sturm (ETH Zurich, KOF) Michael J. Tierney (College of William and Mary) James Raymond Vreeland (Georgetown University)
Eric Werker (Harvard Business School)

Call for papers

Special issue of the Review of International Organizations: Informal Governance in International Organizations, ed. Randall Stone

Generous funding provided by:

Conf5_Global  Conf5_niehaus  Conf5_Christopher
Villanova University Princeton University University of Pennsylvania