People in a meeting room behind the words "Women in Political Economy Summer School"
From September 11 to 14, 2023, the MPIfG is hosting the first Max Planck Summer School for Women in Political Economy. Organized in collaboration with the Political Economy Section of the German Political Science Association (DVPW), this inclusive event will address the continued underrepresentation of women in the field of comparative and international political economy and aims to contribute to ameliorating existing gendered inequalities in the field.


Perspektiven für eine erweiterte politische Ökonomie des digitalen Kapitalismus

Oliver Nachtwey
Oct 23, 2023 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

The Politics of Climate Taxation

Laura Seelkopf
Nov 15, 2023 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Demokratie unter Stress

Dec 7, 2023 - Dec 8, 2023
Fields of Research
Aiming to combine and develop the approaches of economic sociology, comparative and international political economy, and organization studies, the School’s research investigates the complex linkages between economic and social action.
Our Students
The IMPRS-SPCE admits up to eight students a year. The ability to do scholarly work in English is a prerequisite for admission. We welcome students from Germany and abroad.
Living in Cologne
Based at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in the heart of southern Cologne (the Südstadt) and the University of Cologne, graduate students at the IMPRS-SPCE can start to explore Germany from their local Severin and Sülz neighborhoods.
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