About International Political Economy (IPEG)

IPEG is a working group (see BISA Working Group Guidance). The main purpose of IPEG is to bring together scholars and students with an interest in the broad field of International Political Economy (IPE). IPEG members  run workshops and events and organise and participate in panels at the BISA annual conferences each year. We also run an active mailing list which can be subscribed to at this link.

In accordance with BISA Working Group Guidance, conveners are selected by appointment.

IPEG annual prize

BISA-IPEG awards an annual prize for the best book published in IPE.

Past awardees:

  • 2021 – Susanne Soederberg, Urban Displacements: Governing Surplus and Survival in Global Capitalism (Routledge, 2020)
  • 2020 – Kate Bedford, Bingo Capitalism: The Law and Political Economy of Everyday Gambling (OUP, 2019)
  • 2019 – Adam Hanieh, Money, Markets, and Monarchies: The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East (CUP, 2018)
  • 2018 – Ilene Grabel, When Things Don’t Fall Apart: Global Financial Governance and Development Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence (MIT Press, 2017)
  • 2017 – Cornel Ban, Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local (OUP, 2016)
  • 2016 – Alex Anievas and Kerem Nisancioglu, How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism (Pluto, 2015)
  • 2015 – Susanne Soederberg, Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry: Money, Discipline and the Surplus Population (Routledge, 2014)
  • 2014 – Samuel Knafo, The Making of Modern Finance: Liberal Governance and the Gold Standard (Routledge, 2013)
  • 2013 – Jacqui True, The Political Economy of Violence Against Women (Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • 2012 – Adam David Morton, Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011)
  • 2011 – Jamie Peck, Constructions of Neoliberal Reason (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • 2010 – Penny Griffin, Gendering the World Bank: Neoliberalism and the Gendered Foundations of Global Governance (Palgrave, 2009)
  • 2009 – William Robinson, Latin America and Global Capitalism: A Critical Globalization Perspective (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)
  • 2008 – Matthew Paterson, Automobile Politics: Ecology and Cultural Political Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • 2007 – Donald MacKenzie, An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets (MIT Press, 2006)
  • 2006 – Graham Harrison, The World Bank and Africa: The Construction of Governance States (Routledge, 2004)


James Scott
King's College London
Martin Hearson
Institute of Development Studies
Pedro Perfeito Da Silva
University of Exeter
Filippo Gualtiero Blancato
University College London
Julia Calvert
University of Edinburgh
Kubra Melisa Altaytas



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