The World Association for Political Economy (WAPE), registered in Paris, is an international academic political economy organization founded by Marxist economists and related groups around the world. The mission of WAPE is to utilize modern Marxist economics to analyze and study the world economy, reveal its laws of development, and offer policies to promote economic and social progress on the national and global levels. The World Review of Political Economy (WRPE) , the journal of WAPE, is a quarterly, peer-reviewed title published with Pluto Journals since 2010.

As an international academic political economy organisation the World Association of Political Economy runs forums. The last fourteen WAPE forums were successively held in Shanghai (China), Shimane (Japan), Beijing (China), Paris (France), Suzhou (China), Amherst (USA), Mexico City (Mexico), Florianopolis (Brazil) and Hanoi (Vietnam), Johannesburg (South Africa), Patiala (India), Moscow (Russia), Berlin (Germany) and Winnipeg (Canada) annually between 2006 and 2019. Participants in past WAPE forums have come from over 50 countries across Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING WAPE? WAPE has decided to develop itself as a membership organization in order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, new thought and research across the divide of languages and geography, and offer its members access to certain benefits.

The 15th World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) Conference

The 15th annual conference of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) was hosted from 18- 19 December 2021 at Shanghai International Studies University, China. The conference “Rethinking Economic Analysis: Perspective of Political Economy” was attended in person by many delegates and also by other international participants online.

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Various WAPE membership benefits include

  • Free digital copies of the organization’s peer reviewed academic journal, World Review of Political Economy (WRPE), which is published four times a year.
  • Publishing of members’ selected articles on our websites.
  • Translating selected books and articles into Chinese and publishing them in China.
  •  Invitations to attend a variety of conferences in China.
  • Scholars who are members may be invited to China on a lecture tour.
  • Members will be invited to join panels, which WAPE organizes.