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2014 Conference

The ninth annual meeting of the International Political Economy Society will be held November 14-15, 2014 at Georgetown University. The conference program is available here.

Conference logistics


IPES is scheduled in 30 minute blocks. All presentations will be strictly held to a maximum of 12 minutes, with 15 minutes for questions from the floor. This then leaves three minutes to pass from room to room between presentations. Because of the need to keep all three rooms on the same time schedule, time limits are tightly enforced.


Directions to Conference site

The meeting will be held in the Rafik B. Hariri Building, home of the McDonough School of Business, at Georgetown University (37th & O Street, NW, Washington, DC). The rooms are equipped with multimedia capabilities. It is directly adjacent to the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center (3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC). See customized google map: IPES 2014.


The Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center is now sold out. Below are some alternative locations that are in walking distance of the conference (see updated IPES map):

(1) the Georgetown Inn (approx $200+/night);

(2) the Holiday Inn Wisconsin Ave (approx $159/night);
* Free shuttle to campus

and (3) Marriott Rosslyn (approx. $180/night).

The Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center is the official hotel for the 2014 IPES Conference. It is within very short walking distance of the conference location on Georgetown's campus.

A personalized group webpage has been set up for reservations. If reserving by phone, please mention the IPES Meeting to get reduced rates. The special rate is $159.00 with one breakfast coupon per day. Unfortunately, this does not include internet access. Wifi is available at the conference venue and across campus.

Reservations must be made no later than 10/6/2014.


Union Station is a lovely train station that serves the busy Washington, D.C. area. From Amtrak to Marc trains to the metro system, its a busy transit hub. It is approximately 3.5 miles from Georgetown University or about 15 minutes away (25min in rush hour) and approximately $15 by taxi.

The Washington, D.C. area is served by three airports: Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and the Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). Reagan is the closest airport to Georgetown University (5.5miles), followed by Dulles (25miles), and then BWI (35miles). Reagan is also served by the the Washington DC metro system. A taxi from Reagan to Georgetown University is approximately $25 and takes about 20 minutes.

The Washington D.C. area has a widely used metro and bus system, www.wmata.com and www.dccirculator.com. The nearest metro stops to Georgetown University are Rosslyn (in VA) and Foggy Bottom (in the District). Both are approximately 1 mile from campus. Please see the websites listed for routes and costs.

Visitor parking is limited but available at Georgetown University's Southwest Garage. Please see the Georgetown University website for costs and directions. If using a GPS, use this address to enter the garage: 3611 Canal Road, NW, Washington, DC 20057.


Mortara Center for International Studies, School of Foreign Service
Center for Business and Public Policy, McDonough School of Business
Department of Economics

Helen Milner (Chair) (hmilner@princeton.edu)
David Leblang (leblang@virginia.edu)
Layna Mosley (mosley@unc.edu)
Nita Rudra (rudra@pitt.edu)
David Stasavage (david.stasavage@nyu.edu)
Kenneth Scheve (scheve@stanford.edu)
Stephanie Rickard (S.Rickard@lse.ac.uk)
Jeffry Frieden (jfrieden@harvard.edu)
(IPES Steering Committee)