Graduate Students in International Political Economy (GSIPE) Workshop

The Graduate Student International Political Economy Workshop (GSIPE) is a virtual, interdisciplinary, graduate-student-run workshop. We aim to provide a venue for graduate students (including pre-docs and post-docs) to present works-in-progress and solicit feedback from their peers and faculty.

We invite graduate students and faculty from Political Science and Economics with an interest in International Political Economy (broadly defined) to participate, and to sign up for our mailing list. We welcome papers in all stages of progress and job market papers.


  • The First Conference on International Economics and Political Economy is approaching! The conference will be held in Waltham, Massachusetts, on February 3-4, 2023. As part of APSA’s Special Projects Fund, this event is free and travel/caregiving grants will be available for participants. For more information on the conference program and logistics have a look at the dedicated webpage.

  • We are excited to announce the call for papers for the GSIPE workshop series for Spring 2023. Please submit your abstract here by January 15th, at 11:59pm Eastern Time. More information here.

  • Our activities for the Fall of 2022 have concluded. We thank all participants, moderators and presenters for helping us keep growing GSIPE. Our first events for Spring of 2023 will begin in February. Stay tuned!

  • The past, present, and future about GSIPE: “Less Stress, More Confidence”: Supporting Junior Scholars Online at the Graduate Student International Political Economy Workshop by our founders Alexander Kirss, Paul Ilhak Ko, and Cleo O’Brien-Udry is published in PS: Political Science & Politics.

  • We welcome our new team for GSIPE, starting June 1st 2022.

Workshop format:

Participants are expected to read the papers before the workshop. Papers will be posted here and circulated along with the link to the Zoom meeting via our mailing list (subscribe here).

Job Market Talks:

Political science: 40 min. presentation, 20 min. substantive questions, & 10 min. stylistic comments.

Economics: 1 hr. presentation (including Q&A), & 10 min. stylistic comments.

Regular Talks:

Political science: 20 minutes presentation, 40 min. Q&A.

Economics: 45 min. presentation, 15 min. Q&A.

The workshop is committed to promoting the work and voices of Black, Indigenous, POC, and women scholars.

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