Political Economy Program

Asking big-picture questions about economics and political development

Program contact

Assistant Professor Gustavo Torrens
Interim Director, Political Economy Program
Assistant Professor of Economics
gtorrens@iu.edu 

Until summer 2019, the PELIO Program (Political, Economic and Legal Institutions and Organizations) was directed by Cyanne Loyle, who launched the program and started building a community. In Fall 2019, Gustavo Torrens took over as the interim director and started to develop the program in new directions—the first being to shorten the name to Political Economy Program.

We're fostering the legacy of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom and producing a provocative but rigorous research agenda on institutional analysis.