Rethinking Political Economy

The Network for a New Political Economy (N2PE) aims to rethink political economy and develop an alternative intellectual paradigm to neoliberalism. N2PE was launched by an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students at the University of California, Berkeley with support from the Hewlett Foundation. The roots of the new paradigm reside in ongoing research in social science departments such as Economics, Political Science, Sociology, and History, as well as professional schools such as Business, Law, and Public Policy. The Network fosters an intellectual conversation among faculty and students across these units and encourages them to frame their insights for public engagement and policy relevance. It facilitates collective deliberation on how political economy should be studied and taught as well as how new perspectives on political economy can be applied to broad public debates and pressing policy problems.

Applications for the Designated Emphasis open to Berkeley students!

Past Events



Beginning Spring 2022

Political Economy Network Fellows Program

The Network for a New Political Economy (N2PE) has created the Political Economy Network Fellows Program for Berkeley Ph.D. students who cannot join the Designated Emphasis because they have already advanced to candidacy but who would like to participate in the graduate student workshops and to connect with this community. Fellows are not eligible for […]

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June 6-19, 2022

New Political Economy Graduate Summer Institute

Check out the event website here! In Summer 2022, the Network will bring together 10 Ph.D. candidates from programs around the world in Economics, History, Political Science, and Sociology for a two week workshop at Berkeley which will allow them to collaborate with faculty and each other to define what a new political economy could […]

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