Welcome to the Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (CPEIS)

The Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (CPEIS) is an interdepartmental research centre within Birkbeck that supports interdisciplinary research. CPEIS is committed to enhancing, promoting, disseminating and developing research on key themes in political economy and institutional studies. These include informal institutions, corruption, law enforcement, institutional accountability, austerity and insecurity, defence economics, social capital and trust, economic governance, financial regulation, public policy, comparative labour politics, international and comparative political economy and regulatory law. It brings together College faculty and students from various Schools and Departments including, Management, Economics Mathematics and Statistics, Politics and Law.