The 9th Australian International Political Economy Network (AIPEN) Workshop

Economic Populism in a Globalised World

8-9 February 2018
H1.25, Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne

The Department of Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences, Monash University, was pleased to welcome IPE scholars from Australia and beyond for the 9th AIPEN Workshop, the first one ever to be held in Melbourne!

Workshop Format

As in previous years, the workshop was as informal as possible to encourage colleagues, especially PhD students, to share and receive feedback on their current research. The theme of the 2018 workshop was “Economic Populism in a Global World,” and we invited scholars to submit papers on pressing contemporary developments, including the rise of populism, nationalism and protectionism across the world, however, scholars were welcomed and encouraged to submit papers on any topics in IPE, broadly understood. The workshop was structured as a single stream and, in addition to single papers, we welcomed proposals for multi-paper panels on key IPE topics, as well as for roundtable submissions.  We asked colleagues submitting panels to consider maximizing the diversity of participants with respect to gender, ethnicity/race/indigeneity, seniority/rank, institution and intellectual perspective.


Download the Program (PDF)


Registration was free of charge.

AIPEN Higgott Prize

The AIPEN Richard Higgott Journal Article Prize for the best journal article in IPE by an Australia-based scholar, was formally awarded during the workshop.

Workshop Dinner

As is now a cherished tradition, we held an informal workshop dinner on the evening of 8 February 2017. The dinner was sponsored by the School of Social Sciences at Monash University.

Travel Packages

To encourage PhD students to attend the AIPEN workshop and present their work, we  offered five small grants to assist inter-state PhD students with their travel expenses. The grants were awarded on a competitive basis to PhD students who indicated their interest when submitting their abstract to the workshop.


The Australian International Political Economy Network (AIPEN) connects scholars and students of international political economy and political economy in Australia and beyond.

This was the ninth AIPEN workshop, with previous workshops held at the University of Adelaide (2007), Australian National University (2009), Griffith University (2010), Murdoch University (2012), the University of Sydney (2013), University of Wollongong (2015), the University of Tasmania (2016), and the University of Queensland (2017).

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