School of Social and Political Science

International Political Economy Research Group


The International Political Economy Research Group hosts interdisciplinary research activities undertaken by academic staff and postgraduates mainly based within Politics and International Relations with a research interest and expertise on the global political economy. Our members' work has been internationally recognised, as illustrated by the various research grants we obtained (e.g. European Research Council, ESRC) or our dissemination of research expertise (e.g., evidence at House of Commons, numerous public round tables).

Key Research Themes:

  • Trade
  • Finance
  • Debt
  • Economic Ideas


Research Group Convenor(s):

Julia Calvert


Research Group Activities: 

The IPE research group is geared towards discussing work-in-progress by PhD students, academic visitors and members of staff at Edinburgh whose research focuses on the global political economy. Graduate students in research degrees, fellows and colleagues whose research is related to IPE are warmly invited to join. We are particularly good at hothousing work-in-progress, ranging from journal articles, to book proposals and grant applications. Over the years, our sessions have supported publications in some of the top journals of the discipline (e.g., Review of International Political Economy, World Politics), as well monographs (e.g., Oxford University Press, Stanford University Press) and successful bids for research funding (e.g., British Academy Postdocs, ERC, ESRC).


Research-led Teaching: 

Please find below a list of courses that our representative of the IPE Research Group's work;

  • International Political Economy, PLIT10018 (UG)
  • International Politics of Money, PLIT10095 (UG)
  • Political Economy of Latin America, PLIT10121 (UG)
  • International Political Economy, PGSP11171 (PG)
  • International Politics of Money, PGSP11343 (PG)
  • Contemporary Issues in Latin America, PGSP11482 (PG)


Research Group Members:

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