Working Groups

Working Groups form the backbone of IIPPE. The purpose of the working groups is to facilitate discussion and collaboration in order to strengthen and further the development of political economy. We currently have working groups organised around 20 topics. IIPPE working groups are at various stages of development with each running itself subject to conforming to broader IIPPE aims. So far, activities that have been organised by IIPPE working groups include workshops, panels at conferences, online debates and exchange of literature and other resources. The IIPPE working groups have brought together researchers from across disciplines, institutions and countries. A number of working groups are planning working paper series and other collaborative work. IIPPE is looking to expand the diversity and scope of the working groups, and we welcome suggestions and offers to organise new working groups as well as collaboration with other working groups from outside the initiative. Those interested in this should contact individual working groups or, for more general enquiries, those interested in setting up new groups please contact the working groups coordinator Alfredo Saad-Filho.

Current Working Groups and Co-ordinators

Working Group Co-ordinator(s)
Africa Hannah Cross and Elisa Greco
Agrarian Change Leandro Vergara-Camus and Jens Lerche
Political Economy of Industrial Development (PEID) Lorenza Monaco, Pritish Behuria and Tobias Franz
Commodity Studies Susan Newman
Environment Murat ArselJulia K. Steinberger and Bram Buscher
Financialisation Bruno Bonizzi, Ezgi Unsal and Philip Mader
Health and Healthcare Jonathan Filippon, Elias Kondilis and Áquilas Mendes
History of Economic Thought, Economic Methodology and Critique of the Mainstream Dimitris Milonakis and Danielle Guizzo Archela
Marxist Political Economy Gong Gimm and Heesang Jeon
Moving Beyond Capitalism Al Campbell
Neoliberalism and Contemporary Capitalism Alfredo Saad-Filho and Joanne Tomkinson
Political Economy and Religions Salvatore Drago
Political Economy of China’s Development Sam-Kee Cheng
Political Economy and Law Christina Sakali, Angela Daly, and Mnqobi Ngubane
Political Economy of Work Matt Cole
Social Capital Asimina Christoforou
Social Reproduction Hannah Bargawi and Sara Stevano
Teaching PE Elisa Van Waeyenberge, Kevin Deane, and Lorena Lombardozzi
Urban and Regional Political Economy Angus McNelly and Ozlem Celik
World Economy Abelardo Marina Flores, Lucia Pradella and Rubens R. Sawaya