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

Our Students

  • A.S, Sandhya
    Socio-political significance of recruitment practices in private security companies (provisional)
  • Arndt, Lukas
    What's wrong being rich today? Wealth and political influence (provisional)
  • Özbey, Ebru Ece
    Exploring political party positions in the light of rising radicalism, populism, and Euroscepticism: The case of Britain (provisional)
  • Stratenwerth, Mischa
    Growth models and social conflict: Precarization, populism, and the support for national growth regimes (provisional)
  • Tarnowski, Agnes
    Entrepreneurship in school: The role of headmasters and teachers in the social integration of immigrant students (provisional)


Visiting Doctoral Students

  • Boruc, Weronika
    (Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
  • Baliga, Anitra
    (Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science)



  • 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
  • Nina Engwicht (Research Fellow, Peace Academy, Landau)
    The Diamond Market in Sierra Leone
  • Timur Ergen (Research Fellow, MPIfG)
    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, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)
    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 (Postdoctoral 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 (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)
    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 (Private Secretary to the Parliamentary State Secretary Jens Spahn MdB, Federal Ministry of Finance, 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, Foundation of European Progressive Studies, Brussels, Belgium)
    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, Centro de Inverstigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE), Mexico City)
    Continuity and Change in Neoliberal Development Regimes. A Comparison between Latin America and Eastern Europe
  • Philip Mader (Research Fellow, Business, Markets and the State cluster, Institute of Devolopment Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
    Financialising Poverty: The Transnational Political Economy of Microfinance's Rise and Crises
  • Olga Malets (Research Associate, Institute for Environmental Governance, University of Freiburg)
    The Impact of Gobal Private Regulation
  • Liviu Mantescu (Research Fellow, 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 (Post-doc Researcher, Goethe University Frankfurt)
    The Institutional Foundations of Household Debt in Germany
  • Sascha Münnich (Professor, Insitute for Sociology, University of Göttingen)
    The Regulation of Unemployment
  • Virginia Kimey Pflücke (Post-doc Researcher at the Faculty for Economic and Social Sciences, Unversity of Cologne)
    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 (Postdoctoral Researcher at MPIfG, Cologne)
    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 (Industry Analyst, 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 (Research Fellow, Projektträger im Deutschen Zentrum für Raum- und Luftfahrt e.V., 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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