The 6th Annual Conference

 The Political Economy of International Organizations

February 7 – 9, 2013


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 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

Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg, Germany


Recommended hotel:

MARITIM Parkhotel Mannheim
Friedrichsplatz 2
68165 Mannheim

How to get there
From Frankfurt Airport


2013 Program committee:

Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich, CIS) Lawrence Broz (University of California, San Diego) Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University)
Daniel Finke (Heidelberg University) Simon Hug (University of Geneva) Christopher Kilby (Villanova University)
Stephen Knack (World Bank) Thomas König (University of Mannheim) 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 Vreeland (Georgetown University) Stefanie Walter (Heidelberg University)
Eric Werker (Harvard Business School)      

Call for papers

Special issue of the Review of International Organizations: The Political Economy of International Trade Negotiations, eds. Peter Egger and Marcelo Ollareaga.


 Generous funding provided by:

 Conf6_mannheim logo  Conf6_niehaus  Conf6_heidelberg logo  Conf6_CIS
University of Mannheim Princeton University Heidelberg University University of Zurich