About the Series

The International Political Economy (IPE) Speakers Series invites a number of distinguished scholars to present their recent work at MIT. The events are an opportunity for MIT faculty and students to learn about new developments in IPE and for invited speakers to receive valuable feedback on their on-going projects.

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Date and Location


Title of Paper


May 4, 2018


Millikan Room (E53-482)


Jim Vreeland

Professor, School of Foreign Service and Government Department

Georgetown University


Economic Transparency and Foreign Direct Investment