The Political Economy of International Organization

The 12th Annual Conference, February 7-9, 2019

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 as 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 also consider the interaction of IOs with transnational actors such as commercial lobbies and NGOs and have a particular interest in the interaction of the international political economy with the domestic political economy of IO members. Submissions on topics more broadly related to international organization—such as foreign aid, international agreements and international law—are welcome.

Conference Venue:

University of Salzburg, Austria

2019 Program Committee:

Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich) Lawrence Broz (University of California, San Diego) Renee Bowen (University of California, San Diego)
Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University) Andreas Dür (University of Salzburg) Simon Hug (University of Geneva)
Christopher Kilby (Villanova University) Katharina Michaelowa (University of Zurich) Helen Milner (Princeton University)
Christoph Moser (University of Salzburg) Daniel Nielson (Brigham Young University) B. Peter Rosendorff (New York University)
Gabriele Spilker (University of Salzburg) Randall Stone (University of Rochester) Michael J. Tierney (College of William and Mary)
Eric Werker (Simon Fraser University)

Call for Papers


Special issue of the Review of International Organizations: The Political Economy of the European Union, eds. Andreas Dür, Christoph Moser, Gabriele Spilker (University of Salzburg)

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