Program and Papers 2011

Program of the 4th Annual Conference on

The Political Economy of International Organizations

January 27 – 29, 2011

Program (pdf)



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

6:00-8:00pm Optional tour of Zurich (please register: )



Thursday, January 27, 2011

8:45-9:00am Opening remarks

9:00-10:45pm Session 1: European Union
(Location: Alumni-Pavillon; ETH MM C 78.1)

Chair: Axel Dreher (University of Goettingen)

10:45-11:15am Break

11:15-1:00pm Session 2: MDBs
(Location: Alumni-Pavillon; ETH MM C 78.1)

Chair: Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich/CIS)

1:00-2:30pm Lunch

2:30-4:50pm Session 3: IMF & World Bank
(Location: Alumni-Pavillon; ETH MM C 78.1)

Chair: Randal W. Stone (University of Rochester)

4:50-6:30pm Poster Session Reception
(Location: Restaurant UniTower; UZH KOL M) – hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served


European Union

IMF & World Bank


IOs, general



Friday, January 28, 2011
(Location: Aula; ETH HG G 60)

09:00-10:45pm Session 1: Trade

Chair: Arye L. Hillman (Bar-Ilan University)

10:45-11:15am Break

11:15-1:00pm Session 2: EU Institutions

Chair: Silvia Marchesi (Università di Milano-Bicocca)

1:00-2:30pm Lunch

2:30-4:15pm Session 3: Aid

Chair: Christopher Kilby (Villanova University)

4:15-4:45pm Break

4:45-7.00pm Session 4: IOs and Institutional Quality

Chair: Lawrence Broz (University of California San Diego)

7:00-9:00pm Dinner for program participants



Saturday, January 29, 2011
(Location: Aula; ETH HG G 60)

9:00-10:00am Panel Discussion: Challenges of research in and about IOs

Chair: Katharina Michaelowa (University of Zurich/CIS)

  • Stephen Knack, Lead Economist, World Bank
  • Bertin Martens, Deputy Chief Economist, DG Trade – European Commission
  • Marcelo Olarreaga, University of Geneva (formerly senior researcher at the WTO and the World Bank)

10:00-10:15am Break

10:15-12:00pm Session 1: WTO

Chair: Jan-Egbert Sturm (ETH Zurich/KOF)

12:00-1:30pm lunch

1:30-3:15pm Session 2: Conflict

Chair: James Vreeland (Georgetown University)

3:15-3:30pm break

3:30-5:50pm Session 3: Disaggregating IOs

Chair: Simon Hug (University of Geneva)

5:50-6:00pm Concluding remarks



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