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Political Economy Working Group

The idea

The Political Economy Working Group (PEWG) is the opportunity for EUI members to meet and discuss political economy research. It is intended to serve as an informal platform for all researchers, faculty members and fellows interested in political economy to exchange views and discuss cutting-edge developments in the field. 

The group is organised and chaired by Luuk Schmitz and Nils Oellerich. Prof. Dorothee Bohle sponsors the PEWG.    


In practice

We organise open sessions in which EUI members present their own research as well as presentations by external scholars who talk about their (soon to be) published. This means you will be able to meet scholars not affiliated with the EUI and join the discussion on their research, but also to receive feedback from others on your own work – whether already finished or still in progress.

The PEWG covers a wide range of topics, such as welfare states, economic integration, regime varieties and institutional change, crises, and trade relations. Both comparative and international political economy perspectives are welcome and we are not limited to a particular theoretical approach. 

We normally convene twice a month (for 1.5-2 hours), except of course during times of holidays.  


Become a member

If you would like to join the PEWG and contribute as a presenter of your own work or as a participant in the discussions, please contact us via either [email protected] or [email protected]. We will add you to our mailing list, so that you will stay informed about any new upcoming events. 


*** We warmly invite everyone interested in attending the presentations or holding one yourself! ***



Page last updated on 04 September 2020

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