Women are still underrepresented in the field of Comparative and International Political Economy. This problem exists at all levels of the discipline – from doctoral students to professors. The problem, however, mostly becomes acute at the postdoctoral level since many qualified and talented women who pursue a PhD in Political Economy or related disciplines leave academia and choose not to pursue an academic career. Young political economists who identify as women* lack both role models and a network in the discipline. The Max Planck Summer School for Women* in Political Economy
aims to address some of these problems.