Call for papers:

4th Annual Conference on the

Political Economy of International Organizations

January 27-29, 2011, Zurich , Switzerland


We invite submissions for the fourth annual conference on the political economy of international organizations, to be held in Zurich , Switzerland , on January 27-29, 2011. The conference brings together economists, political scientists and other scholars to address political-economy issues related to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the European Union, and also other international organizations that have yet received less attention in the academic literature.



Distinguished Guest Speakers and Panelists for 2011


Giovanni Maggi, Professor of Economics & International Affairs, Yale Department of Economics

Bertin Martens, Deputy Chief Economist, DG Trade – European Commission

Stephen Knack, Lead Economist, The World Bank


Submission of Papers

Both empirical and theoretical papers will be considered. Please submit full papers to conference@peio.me. The deadline for submission is 30 September 2010. Decisions will be made by 31 October, 2010. A special issue of the Review of International Organizations (Springer) will include papers from the conference, subject to the usual peer-review process. Submission to the special issue is not mandatory, but if you are interested, please indicate this in your submission.


Conference Format, Attendance, Registration, and Accommodation

The number of participants will be limited to about 50, which allows for in-depth discussion of each paper. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire conference. There is no registration or conference fee. Travel and accommodation are at the expense of participants. The organizers will assist you in finding suitable/affordable accommodation.


Conference Venue:University of Zurich and ETH Zurich , Switzerland


Conference Website: http://www.peio.me/


Program committee

Bernauer, Thomas (ETH Zurich , CIS)

Broz, Lawrence ( University of California , San Diego )

Dreher, Axel ( University of Goettingen )

Hug, Simon ( University of Geneva )

Kilby, Christopher ( Villanova University )

Milner, Helen ( Princeton University )

Michaelowa, Katharina ( University of Zurich , CIS)

Stone, Randall ( University of Rochester )

Sturm, Jan-Egbert (ETH Zurich , KOF)

Tierney, Michael J. ( College of William and Mary)

Vreeland, James ( Georgetown University )

Werker, Eric ( Harvard Business School )


Previous and upcoming conferences

2008: Monte Veritá , Switzerland

2009: Geneva , Switzerland

2010: Georgetown University, Washington , DC , USA

2012: Villanova University , Philadelphia , PA , USA



We look forward to your submissions.



Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich , CIS)

Axel Dreher ( University of Goettingen )

Katharina Michaelowa ( University of Zurich , CIS)

Helen Milner ( Princeton University )

Jan-Egbert Sturm(ETH Zurich , KOF)




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Axel Dreher

Professor of Economics

Director, Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research (cege)

Editor, Review of International Organizations


Universityof Goettingen

Platz der Goettinger Sieben 3

37073 Goettingen, Germany


Phone: +49 551 39 10614

Fax: +49 551 39 8173




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