International Political Economy and Cross-Border Effects

April 28, 2011, University of London, UK

Call for papers

One-day workshop on - "International Political Economy and Cross-Border Effects" Sponsored by Centre for Globalisation Research, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Conference organizers: Sushanta Mallick (Queen Mary), and Huw Edwards (Loughborough)

Date: Thursday, 28th April 2011, 9am-6pm
Venue: Centre for Globalisation Research, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Overall agenda: the workshop aims to look at cross-border effects within a somewhat wider disciplinary framework than pure economics. Empirical and theoretical economic papers are encouraged, but so are multidisciplinary articles. This workshop will be a forum to discuss the latest political economy related issues. Our goal is to select a small number of papers in order to allow for feedback and debate from participants. Of particular interest are papers that consider the following topics:

Global and regional governance
Human and civil rights
Environmental spillovers and treaties
Development assistance
The role of the World Bank/IMF/WTO
Linkages between trade and governance/human rights/environment

The following keynote speakers have kindly agreed to deliver a lecture:
Partha Sen – Professor of Economics, Delhi School of Economics
Todd Landman - Professor of Government and Director of the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution at the University of Essex

To be confirmed
Panicos Demetriades, University of Leicester
Kwan Choi – Iowa State University
Philip Arestis – University of Cambridge

Scientific/organising committee:
Sushanta Mallick (QMUL), Co-organiser
Huw Edwards (Loughborough), Co-organiser
Ben Ferrett (Loughborough)
Ahmad Ahmad (Bath)
David Kernohan (Middlesex)

Members of the organising committee will each chair a session with a broad theme. There may be parallel sessions, if there are sufficient speakers. There is a limited budget to cover the cost of this workshop. So participants will be required to cover their travel expenses and arrange accommodation. There is however no conference fee.

Please send your submissions (full papers or extended abstracts) to the co-organiser, Dr. Huw Edwards, by email at before 18th February, 2011. The list of accepted papers and the programme will be released by early March.
Proposal for a journal special issue
It is intended that a selection of papers will be put forward for a special issue/section in Review of International Economics or/and World Development. The special issue will focus on the interaction between economic and political/legal/sociological factors in determining the growth and economic integration of developing economies. As such, the focus will be interdisciplinary and international, but with an economic focus.