The Political Economy of Inequalities and Instabilities in the 21st Century

Date and Place:
September 13-15, 2017, Berlin School of Economics and Law

IIPPE, CPERN and IPE call for general submissions for the Conference but particularly welcome those on its core themes of inequalities and instabilities, which will be the focus for the plenary sessions. Proposals for presentations will, however, be considered on all aspects of political economy. New participants committed to political economy, interdisciplinarity, history of economic thought, critique of mainstream economics, and/or their application to policy analysis and activism are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Proposed themes

  • Global accumulation of capital
  • Regional, national and subnational accumulation processes and crises within the world market
  • Spatial geo-economic and geopolitical reorganizations
  • Transnational corporations
  • Capitalist globalization and changes in labour relations
  • New dependency theory and centre-periphery relations
  • The international impact of economic and financial crises
  • Imperialism and its new forms
  • State, Nation, and globalized capital
  • Social and political conflicts and alternatives
  • Imperialism, migration, and international solidarities

Submissions may be made as (a) proposals for individual papers (b) proposals for panels (c) proposals for streams of panels (d) proposals on activism. CPERN is looking particularly for papers and panels on the themes of inequality and instability in the areas of critical global political economy, as explained further in the Electronic Proposal Form.

To submit a proposal, please go to the following Electronic Proposal Form, and follow the instructions carefully. Copy and paste the link into your Internet browser if not working with a click.

In case you cannot access the submission forms, or have any questions concerning your paper submission, please contact the World Economy Working Group coordinators: Abelardo Marina Flores (, Lucia Pradella (, and Rubens Sawaya (

For general information about IIPPE, its Working Groups, and the Conference, click here ( For general information about CPERN, click here ( For general information about IPE, (

We look forward to an outstanding IIPPE/CPERN/IPE Conference in Berlin.

The Conference Organising Committee,

Al Campbell, Trevor Evans, Niels Hahn, Phoebe Moore, Alfredo Saad Filho

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