We are proud to announce the launch of the newsletter Political Economy News (PEN). Following IPSA's recognition of the RC51 in December 2015, the chairs of the committee decided to create an electronic publication to diffuse events in the field of IPE and members' recent works. Occasionally, we also aim to publish theoretically-informed analysis of contemporary issues related to the global political economic arena, with a special focus on Emerging Market Democracies. Please, if you would like to collaborate with the newsletter, contact the RC secretary, Dr. Vinícius Rodrigues Vieira (rodriguesvieira@gmail.com). Read the first issue here.