Welcome to the Waterloo Political Economy Group.
The Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG) brings together faculty and graduate students at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Balsillie School who are interested in the study of political economy.
WatPEG members embrace a variety of approaches to the study of international, comparative and domestic political economy. We work on issues including international trade, money and finance, transnational production and corporations, the world food system, resource politics, the links between the global economy and environmental issues, regional and global economic institutions, the rise of “emerging powers” in the world economy, global social policy, international economic diplomacy, and international development. WatPEG faculty have research expertise in a wide range of countries and regions, including East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America.
WatPEG meetings take place every 2-3 weeks during the academic year. The meetings provide an opportunity for faculty and graduate students in the Waterloo region to learn about cutting-edge research and to discuss political economy issues. WatPEG has also hosted a number of PhD Dissertation Workshops in Global Political Economy. Read more about upcoming events.
If you are a graduate student or faculty member interested in finding out more about WatPEG or joining our email list, please contact Eric Helleiner.