New article published in Comparative Political Studies

Timm Betz and Amy Pond (TUM, Professorship of the Politics of Finance) published a new article at Comparative Political Studies. The article shows how political turnover leads to turnover in the ownership of firms, because politically connected individuals take ownership of firms. The article draws on detailed data on the ownership structure of firms worldwide. The article is available as open access.

Inaugural Joint International Political Economy Conference of the Austrian, German and Swiss Political Science Associations

Hosted by the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy (HfP) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Chair for International Relations, Professorship for International Political Economy and Professorship for the Politics of Finance

Local hosts: Timm Betz, Tim Büthe, Amy Pond, Tobias Rommel

The conference will take place at the TUM Akademiezentrum Raitenhaslach, 20 - 22 June 2022

For additional information please contact:  The call for papers is available here. Papers can be accessed here. The full conference program is below. 

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HfP Professors Amy Pond, Timm Betz and Tim Büthe will host the first joint International Political Economy conference of the Austrian, German, and Swiss Political Science Associations at the Technical University of Munich's Akademiezentrum Raitenhaslach on 20 - 22 June 2022. Scholars who are interested in presenting their research at the conference are asked to submit informative abstracts of no more than 250 words via email to:  Please see the full call for papers here.

Conference Program

DAY 1: MONDAY, 20 JUNE 2022
13:30 14:00 Arrival and Welcome Luncheon at the TUM Akademiezentrum Raitenhaslach
(sandwiches and drinks will be provided at the registration desk outside Room A103 starting at 13:15)
14:00 14:30
Conference Welcome in the Festsaaal (Room A103)
Tim Büthe, HfP/TUM Professor and Chair for International Relations
Session 1
Trade and Sanctions
(Moderator: Tim Büthe)
Room A108
Climate and International Agreements
(Moderator: Andrea Binder)
Room A203
Sovereign Debt and Finance
(Moderator: Amy Pond)
Room A211
15:00 15:30 Who Benefits from the Russia Sanctions?
Trade Destruction and Diversion since 2014
Leonhard Hummel, HfP/TUM
Interest Group Influence and the European Green Deal: A Network Approach
Ilgi Hamarat, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Rescuing the Rich?
Financial Crisis Management and Inequality
Gerald Schneider, Universität Konstanz
Oleksandr Shevchuk, Universität Konztanz
15:30 16:00
Deontological and Consequentialist Preferences Towards Arms Exports: A Comparative Conjoint Experiment in France and Germany
Lukas Rudolph, LMU Munich/ETH Zürich
Markus Freitag, LMU Munich
Paul Thurner, LMU Munich


To ESG or not to ESG? The Emerging Governance and Regulation of Sustainable Finance
Jan Fichtner, Deutsche Bundesbank & University of Amsterdam
Robin Jaspert, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Selling Sovereignty: International Coercion, Sovereign Debt, and Land Transactions
Jonas Bunte, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Burak Giray, University of Houston
Patrick Shea, University of Houston
16:00 16:30
Joint Bodies in Preferential Trade Agreements:
Why Are Some Stronger Than Others?
Andreas Dür, Universität Salzburg
Markus Gastinger, Universität Salzburg


The Rise of Sustainability Provisions in International Investment Agreements
Thomas Dietz, Universität Münster
Marius Dotzauer, Universität Münster
Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, Universität Bonn
A Macro-Financial Model of the Eurozone Architecture Embedded in the Global Offshore US-Dollar System
Steffen Murau, Boston University
16:30 17:00

Coffee break (Room A009)

Session 2
Ownership Structure
(Moderator: Chase Foster)
Room A108
FDI and Natural Resources
(Moderator: Jonas Bunte)
Room A203
IMF Programs
(Moderator: Thomas Rixen)
Room A211
17:00 17:30 The Political Economy of the Pharmacies Market Structure Across Europe
Selina Schwaabe, HfP/TUM
The Politics of Sustainable Commodity Chains: Brazilian Industry Associations as Agents in Private Governance
Karina Marzano, Universität Erfurt
Beggar thy Opposition Supporter: Protest and the Local Political Economy of IMF Adjustment Lending
Rodwan Abouharb, University College London
Bernhard Reinsberg, University of Glasgow
17:30 18:00 Patient or Pushy? Ownership Structures, Financialization and Shareholder Value Orientation of
European Non-Financial Firms
Michael Schwan, Universität Köln

The Effects of International Investment Arbitrations on Foreign Direct Investment Flows

Stefano Burzo, University British Columbia

After the Allocation: What Role for the Special Drawing Rights System?

Tobias Pforr, European University Institute Fabian Pape, University of Warwick

Steffen Murau, Boston University

18:00 18:30 Venture Capitalists as Agents of Capitalist Transformation: Structural Power and Assetization in Asset Manager Capitalism
Franziska Cooiman,
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB)/Roskilde University

Taxing Multinational Corporations in the Globalized World: Inescapable Trilemma of Corporate Taxation

Thomas Rixen, FU Berlin

Petr Janský, Charles University

When Women Pay the Price: IMF Programs and Gender Inequality
Bernhard Reinsberg, University of Glasgow
Claire Lee, Georgetown University
Andreas Kern, Georgetown University

DAY 2: TUESDAY, 21 JUNE 2022

Session 3
International Banking
(Moderator: Daniel Mertens)
Room A108
Video Conference
(Moderator: Tim Büthe)
Room A015
Trade and the Environment
(Moderator: Tobias Rommel)
Room A211
9:00 9:30 Who Influences Global Banking Standards?
A Quantitative Analysis of Basel III
Elias Bengtsson, Copenhagen Business School
Politics, Pipelines, and Price Markets:
Inside the Great Oil Market Divergence
Jack Seddon, Waseda University
Emissions, Audits, and the EXIM Bank
Jonas Bunte, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Patrick Bayer, University of Strathclyde
9:30 10:00 Banks’ Agency in Global Politics
Andrea Binder, FU Berlin
Harnessing Economic Relative Power:
China at the United Nations
Tomoko Takahashi, University of Tokyo
Trade Provisions in MEAs:
An Incentive to Join the Club?
Clara Brandi, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Noémi Laurens, Université Laval
Jean-Frédéric Morin, Université Laval
Jakob Schwab, German Development Institute
10:00 10:30

Democratic Legitimacy and The Bank-State Doom-Loop

Yuval Hirshorn, Tel Aviv University
Tal Sadeh, Tel Aviv University

Chinese Foreign Aid and Media Freedom
Wen-Chin Wu, Academia Sinica
Ding-Yi Lai, National Chung Cheng University
Wen-Cheng Lin, National Chung Cheng University
Dealing with Clashes of International Law Obligations:
A Micro-Level Study of Climate and Trade
Manfred Elsig, Universität Bern
Gabriele Spilker, Universität Konstanz
10:30 11:00

Coffee break (Room A009)

Session 4
(Moderator: Tobias Rommel)
Room A108
Global Governance
(Moderator: Gerald Schneider)
Room A203
Foreign Aid
(Moderator: Bernhard Reinsberg)
Room A211
11:00 11:30 Measuring the Unmeasurable:
The International Political Economy of "Bad" Statistics
Lukas Linsi, University of Groningen
Seiki Tanaka, University of Groningen
Francesco Giumelli, University of Groningen
Rethinking Participation in Global Governance:
Voice and Influence after Stakeholder Reforms
in Global Finance and Global Health
Martino Maggetti, U Lausanne
Joost Pauwelyn, Graduate Institute Geneva
Ayelet Berman, National University of Singapore
Tim Büthe, HfP/TUM
Playing Favorites?
How the Rotating Presidency of the European Union Leaves Little Room for Preferential Treatment in EU Foreign Aid Allocation
Alice Iannantuoni, Université de Genève
11:30 12:00 How Much Should We Trust International Statistics? A Study of the World Development Indicators
Iasmin Goes, Universidad Carlos III Madrid
Deliberation in International Organizations:
What Are the Benefits and Limits of Arguing?
Timon Forster, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin
Aid, Blame, and Backlash:
The Political Economy of Minority Aid
Cleo O'Brien-Udry, Yale University
12:00 13:00 Lunch (Room A008)    
13:00 14:00 Optional Tour of the Akademiezentrum Raitenhaslach
Time for Individual and Group Meetings
14:00 14:30 Coffee break (Room A009)
14:30 15:30
Keynote 1
The Aims and Impacts of China's Overseas Development Program

(Room A103)
Axel Dreher
Professor and Chair of International and Development Politics, Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics, Heidelberg University
Session 5
Structural Power
(Moderator: Chase Foster)
Room A108
International Organization
(Moderator: Bernhard Reinsberg)
Room A203
Finance and Tax Competition
(Moderator: Daniel Mertens)
Room A211
15:30 16:00 The Cooptation-Control Dilemma: Explaining U.S. Contestation of the Liberal International Order
Tim Heinkelmann-Wild, LMU Munich
Andreas Kruck, LMU Munich
Bernhard Zangl, LMU Munich
UN Secretary General Travels:
Where Do They Go and What Are the Consequences?
Byungwon Woo, Yonsei University
Ha Eun Choi, Michigan State University
Jeong Jihwan, Yonsei University
Hyunjin Yim, Yonsei University
The Unintentional Creation of a Tax Haven
Diederik Stadig, European University Institute
16:00 16:30 Paths Projections for a Global Political Economy: Forecasting Trajectories of Institutional Change in an Age of Power Shifts
Andreas Kruck, LMU Munich
The Agenda Setting Power of the COMESA Competition Commission
Vellah Kedogo Kigwiru, HfP/TUM
The Colonial Origins of Tax Havenry:
Money Panic, Decolonialization and Race
Lukas Hakelberg, FU Berlin
Loriana Crasnic, Universität Zurich
16:30 17:00 Coffee Break (Room A009)
Session 6
Int'l Order and Emerging Markets
(Moderator: Andrea Binder)
Room A108
State Control of the Economy
(Moderator: Lukas Linsi)
Room A203
Monetary Policy
(Moderator: Amy Pond)
Room A211
17:00 17:30 The Power Transition Theory of Global Economic Governance: An Overview with Application to China's Role in International Standard-Setting
Tim Büthe, HfP/TUM
Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Determining Drivers of Chinese Mergers and Acquisitions 1990 - 2018
Nils Hungerland, Humboldt Universität (HU) Berlin/LSE
Hostile Sexism in the U.S. Congress: Evidence from Federal Reserve Congressional Hearings Nicolò Fraccaroli, U Brown James Bisbee, New York University (NYU)
Andreas Kern, Gerogetown University
17:30 18:00 Accommodating Non-Liberal Rules? Chinese State Capitalism, the Malleability of Global Finance and the Challenge to the US-Dominated Liberal Global Financial Order
Johannes Petry, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
China’s State Capitalism: Mechanisms of Party-State Influence and Degrees of State-Penetration in the Chinese Economy
Philipp Köncke, Universität Erfurt
Economic Interdependence and Regional Monetary Convergence
Ryan Weldzius, Villanova University
18:00 18:30 Domestic Bank Reform and the Contingent Nature of the Structural Power of Finance in Emerging Markets
Florence Dafe, HfP/TUM
Lena Rethel, University of Warwick
The Political Economy of Intermediate Capital Account Regimes: A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Pedro Perfeito da Silva, Central European University
The Eurozone’s Covid-19 Response:
An Optimum Currency Area Theory Approach
Antonio Ribeiro Leite, Aston University
18:30 19:00

Beyond Economic Development?

Foreign Direct Investment and Electoral Violence

Tabea Palmtag, Universität Zürich

Katrin Paula, HfP/TUM

Tobias Rommel, HfP/TUM

Political Economy: Comparative, International, Historical – A New Textbook
Andreas Nölke, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Christian May, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Daniel Mertens, Universität Osnabrück
Michael Schedelik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Explaining Variation in National Cryptocurrency Regulation and Adoption
Omer Faruk Sen, University of Missouri
Heather Ba, University of Missouri


Session 7
Trade and Domestic Organization
(Moderator: Johannes Petry)
Room A108
9:00 9:30 Compensating the Losers from Trade:
Evidence from a Survey Experiment with Legislators
Andreas Dür, Universität Salzburg
Robert Huber, Universität Salzburg
Gemma Mateo, Universität Salzburg
Yannik Stiller, Universität Salzburg
9:30 10:00 Institutional Strategies and Failed Issue Linkages:
The Case of Agricultural Trade in South Korea
Matthieu Foulon, York University
10:00 10:30 Deep Trade Integration, Domestic Institutions, and GVCs Participation
Zarlasht Razeq, McGill University
10:30 11:00 Maritime Shipping and Spatial Trade Patterns
Joseph Bommarito, Universität Bern
11:00 11:30 Coffee break (A009)
11:30 12:30
Keynote 2
The Case of Early Modern Bavaria
(Room A103)
Martin Ott
Professor and Chair of Franconian Regional History, Universities of Bamberg and Bayreuth
Director, Institute for Franconian History, Thurnau
12:30 13:30 Farewell lunch (A008)