Cambridge Political Economy Society

The Cambridge Political Economy Society, founded in the 1970s, aims to advance the education of the public in political economy and related matters, and to promote research in matters pertaining to political economy and to publish the useful results of such research. To this end the Society publishes the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society and Contributions to Political Economy.

In 1985 the Society established a charitable Trust which works to further these aims by providing funding for a variety of projects. More information about the Trust and the types of funding it provides is available here.

Research Grant Competition

The Trustees of the Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust (CPEST) and the Centre for Business Research (CBR) invite proposals for projects within the field of political economy as defined by the aims of the Trust. Further details and application forms can be downloaded here.

Essay Competition

The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and the Cambridge Journal of Economics (CJE) intend to award a prize of €7,000 for the best essay on the topic ‘What is the place of Digital Information Technology in the Economy?’ Learn more

Sponsored Events

Globalisation in Crisis? Conference
This conference celebrated 10 years of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. The conference was held on 13-14 July 2017 at St Catharine’s College. The conference details are here.

40 years of the Cambridge Journal of Economics Conference
This conference was held to mark the first forty years of the Journal and look ahead to the next forty. It was held on 12-13 July 2016 at St Catharine’s College. Further Conference Details HERE

Cambridge Realist Workshops
Seminars take place on Mondays on a fortnightly basis. The presentations start at 8:00 pm, with wine and other drinks served from 7:30pm.
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St Catharine’s Political Economy Seminar Series
The St Catharine’s Political Economy Series Seminars are held on Wednesday evenings, during term time, the current theme is ‘Economics of Austerity’. The seminars are usually held in the Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College, from 6.00-7.30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.
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