In addition to geography, I am also a political economist. So, what is international political economy (IPE)?
I find the explanation of 'what is' international political economy by Michael Veseth at the University of the Pugent Sound to be a solid interpretation. Here is an excerpt from an article that you can link to (below):
"IPE is the study of a problématique,or set of related problems. The traditional IPE problématique includes analysis of the political economy of international trade, international finance, North-South relations, multinational corporations, and hegemony. This problématique has been broadened in recent years as many scholars have sought to establish a New IPE that is less centered on International Politics and the problems of the nation-state and less focused on economic policy issues. These scholars seek to create a new discipline of IPE that would transcend the perceived limits International Politics and International Economics as fields of study and research." Michael Veseth Source: http://www2.ups.edu/ipe/whatis.pdf You can also learn more about IPE and its different areas of analysis and discourse by visiting my alma mater's home page at The University of Warwick.