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Warwick/RIPE Debate 2014

Seventh Warwick/RIPE Debate on the Future of IPE - The Bretton Woods Institutions at 70

On Thursday 27th February 2014, the Politics and International Studies Department's International Political Economy cluster held its seventh Annual Debate on the Future of IPE which it runs in conjunction with the journal Review of International Political Economy. This year’s debate focussed on the future of the Bretton Woods institutions on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the meeting that really embedded the idea of creating international institutions to help govern the spheres of international trade, international development and international finance. Professor Rorden Wilkinson, Dr Sophie Harman and Dr André Broome talked about the future roles of the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund respectively.

Rorden Wilkinson is Professor at the University of Manchester. His new book What's Wrong with the WTO and How to Fix it is out with Polity Press in 2014.

Sophie Harman is Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London. Her new book The New Political Economy of Global Health is under contract with Polity Press.

Dr André Broome is Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. His new book Issues and Actors in the Global Political Economy is out with Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.

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