International Political Economy

International Political Economy

GIES has a strong research tradition in international and comparative political economy, examining the interplay between economic and political forces in the global and European order. More specifically, we have developed a unique expertise in the study of a variety of long-term implications of deepening economic globalization, such as shifts in the balance of economic power and the ever changing role of Europe in global trade and monetary politics. Most recently, political economists at GIES are interested in investigating the structural consequences of the 2010s as the ‘decade of perpetual crisis’ (global financial crisis, Eurozone debt crisis and coronavirus crisis) in terms of (1) continuity and change in the European Union’s internal and external economic policies; (2) the evolution of macroeconomic policies, growth models and imbalances; (3) transitions in international tax governance. In studying these phenomena, GIES applies a pluralistic and eclectic theoretical and methodological approach, combining quantitative and qualitative analyses as well as critical and mainstream perspectives.