The 8th Annual Conference

 The Political Economy of International Organizations

February 1214, 2015

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:

Hertie School of Governance
Friedrichstr. 180
10117 Berlin
Tel. 030-259 219 0

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Recommended Hotels:

art’otel mitte
Wallstrasse 70-73
10179 Berlin
                                       Park Plaza Wallstreet
Wallstrasse 23-24
10179 Berlin
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2015 Program committee:

Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich) Lawrence Broz (University of California, San Diego) Renee Bowen (Stanford University)
Chad Bown (World Bank) Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University) Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School of Governance)
Simon Hug (University of Geneva) Mark Kayser (Hertie School of Governance) Christopher Kilby (Villanova University)
Stephen Knack (World Bank) Katharina Michaelowa (University of Zurich) Helen Milner (Princeton University)
Daniel Nielson (Brigham Young University) B. Peter Rosendorff (New York University) Randall Stone (University of Rochester)
Michael J. Tierney (College of William and Mary) James Vreeland (Georgetown University) Eric Werker (Harvard University)

Call for papers

Special issue of the Review of International Organizations: Developing Countries and International Organizations, ed. Eric Werker (Harvard University)

Generous funding provided by:

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Hertie School of Governance Villanova University       Heidelberg University