International Max Planck Research School
on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy

Our Students



Visiting Doctoral Students




  • Dominic Akyel (Department Head of Student Services and Faculty Management, Cologne University of Music and Dance)
    The Economization of the Funeral Market in Germany
  • Düzgün Arslantaş (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics [CCCP], University of Cologne)
    Clientelism and the Predominant Party System in Turkey
  • Ana Alfinito Vieira (Associate Researcher, Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning [CEBRAP], São Paulo)
    Mobilizing Institutional Resources: Land Disputes in South America
  • Birgit Apitzsch (Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, University of Duisburg-Essen)
    Employment Institutions and Project-based Network
  • Sarah Berens (Research Fellow, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne)
    When the High-Income Country Context Dissolves: Social Policy Preferences in Low- and Middle-Income Democracies
  • Elena Bogdanova (Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
    The Mechanisms of Value Creation in the Market for Antiques
  • Donato di Carlo (Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)
    Unions, Public Employers, and the EMU: Understanding Wage Dynamics in the German and Italian Public Sector
  • Nina Engwicht (Research Fellow, Peace Academy, Landau)
    The Diamond Market in Sierra Leone
  • Timur Ergen (Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)
    Economic Competition in Renewable Energy Transitions
  • Irina España Eljaiek (Assistant Professor, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia)
    Institutional Colonial Legacy in Colombia: Racial Exclusion and Long-Term Development
  • Barbara Fulda (Referee, Hans Böckler Stiftung, Düsseldorf, Germany)
    Fertility Behaviour in Regional Social Contexts
  • Philipp Gerlach (Compensation and Benefits Specialist, HypoVereinsbank/UniCredit, Munich)
    Evaluating Candidates in the Labor Market
  • Ipek Göçmen (Research Fellow, Max Planck Insitute for the Study of  Societies, Cologne)
    The Politics of Religiously Motivated Welfare Provision
  • Jiska Gojowczyk (Research Fellow, Südwind Institute, Bonn)
    Governing Brothers and sisters: Environmental programs in Catholic holy orders
  • Felipe González (Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago de Chile)
    Towards a Micro-foundation of Financialization: The Consumer Credit Market in Chile
  • Lukas Haffert (Researcher, Chair for Swiss Politics and Comparative Political Economy, Department of Political Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
    Growing Capacity or Shrinking Ambition? The Political Economy of Budget Surpluses
  • Annina Hering (Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab, Düsseldorf, Germany)
    Uncertainties and Their Effects on Fertility Behavior
  • Marina Hübner (Referee, Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin)
    The EU Politics of Securitization
  • Annette Hübschle (Senior Research Analyst, Global Initiative Against Organized Crime/affiliated to Department of Criminology, Institute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
    The Illegal Market in Rhinoceros Horns
  • Till Martin Kaesbach (Coordinator during the German EU Presidency 2020, Federal Ministry of Health, Berlin)
    European Financial Market Regulation in Crisis
  • Andreas Kammer (Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Düsseldorf)
    The Political Economy of Redistribution
  • Roy Karadag (Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen)
    Political Capitalisms: Power, Elites and the Economy in Turkey and the Philippines
  • Lisa Kastner (Policy Advisor, BusinessEurope)
    Lobbying for Financial Reforms
  • Azer Kiliç (Faculty Member, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey)
    Identity, Interest, and Politics: The Rise of Kurdish Associational Activism and the Contestation of the State in Turkey
  • Philipp Klages (Digitale Gesellschaft - Graduiertenförderung, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, Projektträger Forschungszentrum Jülich)
    Corporate Governance Reforms and Legal Ideas
  • Sebastian Kohl (Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)
    Moral Foundations of Housing Markets
  • Markus Lang (Research Assistant, Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg University, Germany )
    The Creation of Scarcity: Practices and Authority in Patent Systems
  • Mark Lutter (Professor of Sociology, Wuppertal University)
    Demand Structure and Distributional Effects of the Lottery
  • Aldo Madariaga (Postdoctoral Researcher, Universidad Mayor de Chile, Centro de Economía y Politicas Sociales (CEAS), Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES), Santiago de Chile)
    Continuity and Change in Neoliberal Development Regimes. A Comparison between Latin America and Eastern Europe
  • Philip Mader (Research Fellow, Business, Markets and the State research cluster, Institute of Devolopment Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
    Financialising Poverty: The Transnational Political Economy of Microfinance's Rise and Crises
  • Olga Malets (Chair of Environmental Governance, Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University of Freiburg)
    The Impact of Gobal Private Regulation
  • Liviu Mantescu (Research Associate, Governance of Economic and Ecologic Transformations in The Fourth Industrial Revolution, IRITHESys, Humboldt University Berlin)
    When Transnational Governance Hits the Ground
  • Philip Mehrtens (Referee, Wissenschaftsrat, Cologne)
    Public Debt and Public Policy: On the Transformation of the Swedish Political Economy
  • Daniel Mertens (Professor, Institute for Social Sciences, Osnabrück University)
    The Institutional Foundations of Household Debt in Germany
  • Sascha Münnich (Professor, Insitute for Sociology, University of Göttingen)
    The Regulation of Unemployment
  • Virginia Kimey Pflücke (Researcher at the Institute for Economic and Industrial Sociology, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)
    Wenn Hausarbeit bezahlt wird. Eine historisch-soziologische Analyse der Arbeitsbeziehung im Privathaushalt in Spanien und Uruguay
  • Inga Rademacher (DAAD Fachlektor in German and Transnational Politics, Department of European and International Studies, King's College, London)
    Economic Change and the Conflict on Tax Reform
  • Filippo Reale (Researcher, Insitute of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt)
    The Political Economy of Sociotechnical Change
  • Isabella Reichert(Journalist at Spiegel Online)
    Market Status Exploration and Performance in Cultural Industries
  • Karlijn Roex (Human rights activist in the field of mental health care)
    The Empact of the Economy on Suicide
  • Jan Sauermann (Research Fellow, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne)
    Social Preferences in Democratic Decision-making
  • Martin Schröder (Professor, Institute for Sociology, University of Marburg)
    Relocations, Economic Interests and Moral Considerations
  • Martin Seeliger (Researcher, Institute for Sociology, University of Flensburg)
    The Social Construction of Organized Interests  
  • Daniel Seikel (Head of the European Policy Unit, Institute of Economic and Social Research [WSI], Hans Böckler Foundation, Düsseldorf)
    The European Challenge to the German Public Banking Sector
  • Marcin Serafin (Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
    The Temporal Structures of the Economy: The Working Day of Taxi Drivers in Warsaw
  • Alexander Spielau (Postdoctoral Researcher, Universität  Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences)
    The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Adjustments
  • Hendrik Tillmann-Zorn (Owner, die filmwirtschaft [Media Production]/Expert, International Monetary Fund)
    Recounting the Beans: The Statistical Construction of Fiscal Reality
  • Christian Tribowski (Senior Business Development Manager, Handelsblatt Research Institute, Düsseldorf)
    Transnational Markets for the Acquisition of Family Members
  • André Vereta Nahoum (Professor of Sociology, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Associate Member at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning; Associate Member at the Research Center on Culture and Economy, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) 
    Selling Cultures: the Traffic of Cultural Representations from the Yawanwa
  • Sara Weckemann (Scientific Officer, German Aerospace Center, DLR Project Management Agency, Learning Regions, Bonn)
    The Lives of Large Families on Welfare
  • Annika Wederhake (ERP Consultant, Mach AG, Berlin)
    Statist Vocational Education and Training
  • Benjamin Werner-Cöster (Referee for National Regional Policy, The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen)
    The power of judicial integration: How the European Commission and the European Court of Justice are liberalizing corporate governance
  • Sabrina Zajak (Professor, Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr University Bochum)
    Transnational labor activism (and global supply chains)
  • Gregor Zons (Researcher and Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Düsseldorf Party Research Institute, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf)
    New Political Parties as Innovators. Formation and Success.
  • Solomon Zori (Assistant Professor of Accounting at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam)
    International Financial Reporting Standards in Africa


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