The Institute for Studies in Political Economy (IPE) is an independent non-profit research institution. It promotes education and research in the field of Political Economy.

IPE tries to combine theory and practice in the work of social scientists and political activists. It organizes, supports, and tries to strengthen the dialogue between social scientists and the public (science communication).

In particular IPE initiates projects in Development Studies, International Economic Relations, Economic and Social Policy, and Urban and Regional Development. It does so in cooperation with local and governmental actors in the fields, and non-governmental organizations, respectively.

Among the national and international research projects IPE conducted in the past were co-operations with partners in Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.

IPE is dedicated to encouragement and support of young researchers.


Institute for Studies in Political Economy (IPE)
Glockengasse 28/9
A-1020 Vienna/Austria
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