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2022

The IMPRS-SPCE doctoral researchers elected Osama Iqbal as their new spokesperson. [more]
In March 2022, Andrés López Rivera was awarded his doctorate by the University of Duisburg-Essen. [more]
Since November 2021, Isabell Stamm has been the group leader of the new MPIfG research group “Business, Ownership, and Family Wealth.” The group focuses on family capitalism in Germany with special emphasis on social inequality. [more]
Cornelia Woll has been appointed as the new President and Academic Director of the Hertie School in Berlin. She takes up office on March 15, 2022. [more]
In January 2022, Elifcan Çelebi was awarded her doctorate by the University of Cologne. [more]
Since January 2022, Danielle Pullan has been a member of the Max Planck PhDnet Steering Group 2022 as the representative of the Human Sciences section. [more]

2021

Since October 2021, Guadalupe Moreno has been a postdoctoral researcher in the research cluster “ConTrust: Trust in Conflict – Political Life under Conditions of Uncertainty.“ more
Donato Di Carlo was awarded the 2021 Journal Article Prize by the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies during this year’s MPIfG Annual Colloquium in November. more
In October 2021, the IMPRS-SPCE doctoral researchers elected Ceren Çevik as their new spokesperson. more
At the start of the winter semester 2021/2022, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies welcomes nine new researchers to the doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. more
In September 2021, the faculty of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy welcomed two new members and bade a warm farewell to Mark Ebers. more
In July 2021, Hannah Pool was awarded her doctorate by the University of Cologne. In her dissertation, she analyzes the migration trajectories of people coming from Afghanistan to Western Europe via Iran, Turkey, Greece, and the Balkan route. more
In April 2021, the IMPRS-SPCE doctoral researchers elected Danielle Pullan as their new spokesperson. more
Hannah Pool has been a Fellow of the Charlemagne Prize Academy since November 2020. more

2020

Since mid-October 2020, Laura Einhorn has been a researcher at the Institut für Sozialarbeit und Sozialpädagogik (ISS) in Frankfurt. [more]
Since November 2020, Alina Marktanner has been a researcher in the chair of Modern History and its Cultures of Knowledge and Technology at the RWTH Aachen. [more]
In November 2020,Guadalupe Moreno received her doctorate for “Working Fictions of Money: The Making of Currency (Dis)trust in Argentina (1880–2020).” [more]
Karlijn Roex was awarded the 2020 Journal Article Prize by the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies during this year’s MPIfG Annual Colloquium in November. [more]
In October 2020, the IMPRS-SPCE doctoral researchers elected Vanessa Endrejat as their new spokesperson. [more]
This year the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) welcomed ten new researchers to the doctoral program. [more]
The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) is hosting a virtual doctoral conference from March 24 to 26, 2021. [more]
Since May 2020, Sarah Berens, who was a doctoral student at the IMPRS-SPCE from 2010 to 2013, has been Assistant Professor (tenure track) for Political Economy at the University of Innsbruck. [more]
Kristina Gushchina was awarded her doctorate by the University of Cologne in July 2020. In her dissertation project Gushchina researched the political representation of women in the post-Soviet space and factors influencing their (re-)election. [more]
In July 2020, Laura Einhorn received her doctorate, with distinction, for “Changing Diets and Food Moralities: The Social Stratification of Meat Consumption in Germany.” [more]
Marina Hübner, who was a doctoral and then postoctoral researcher at the MPIfG from 2014 to 2019, has been working as an advisor in the field of financial market policy at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin since October 2019. [more]
Alexandra Hees received her doctorate from the University of Cologne in April 2020. In her dissertation, “Eine ‘grüne’ Zukunft für Kunststoffe? Die Entwicklung von Märkten für Biokunststoffe,” she explores the tension between perceptions of the future and market creation processes, reconstructing the development of markets for bioplastics from the 1970s to the present day from an economic sociology and cultural sociology perspective. [more]
Alina Marktanner was awarded her doctorate by the University of Cologne in April 2020. Her dissertation, “Vom Verbände- zum Beraterstaat? Unternehmensberater in der öffentlichen Verwaltung der Bundesrepublik, 1945 bis 2003,” explores how business consultants came to be political actors and how their consulting activities led to new political semantics and practices. [more]
International cooperation is exceptionally important for comparative social science research. The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) has been working with notable partner institutions abroad for several years now. [more]

2019

In November 2019, the IMPRS-SPCE doctoral researchers elected Monica Bolelli as their new spokesperson. She shares the role with Ebru Ece Özbey. Monica Bolelli has been a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) since 2018. more
The MPIfG welcomes a new cohort of young researchers into the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) in 2019. more
Düzgün Arslantas was awarded his doctorate at the University of Cologne in September 2019. In his dissertation on clientelism and the early dominant-party system, Arslantas argues that the dominant position of a single party occurs if a party wins a minimum of three consecutive elections with a ten percent margin and forms a majority government. more
Donato Di Carlo was awarded his doctorate at the University of Cologne in June 2019. In his dissertation, "Together We Rule, Divided We Stand: Public Employers as Semisovereign State Actors and the Political Economy of Public Sector Wage Restraint in Germany," he explores the conditions and processes of divergent public sector wage setting in Germany in the course of monetary integration in Europe. more
In May 2019, fifteen early career researchers met for a three-day doctoral seminar at MaxPo, the joint Sciences Po and MPIfG research center in Paris. The seminar, which was organized by Lucio Baccaro and Olivier Godechot, focused on current developments in economic sociology and political economy and on the question of intensifying exchange between the two disciplines. more
In February 2019, the IMPRS-SPCE doctoral researchers elected Ebru Ece Özbey as their new spokesperson. more

2018

In November 2018, the Max Planck Society (MPG) reached a positive decision over the future funding of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE). more
Elifcan Çelebi received a Sirin Tekeli Research Encouragement Award for her dissertation project on the influence of gender on the employment market in Turkey. The 1,000 euro prize was awarded in December 2018 by the Gender and Women's Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender) at Sabanci University in Istanbul. more
In October 2018, the doctoral researchers from the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) elected Laura Gerken as their new spokesperson. more
The MPIfG is delighted to welcome new researchers to the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE). more
Karlijn Roex was awarded her doctorate at the University of Cologne in October 2018. In her dissertation, "Anomie, Shame, and the American Dream: The Impact of the Economy on Suicide," she explores what effects economic change and marketization have on suicide rates in industrialized countries. more
Sixteen doctoral researchers met in Cologne in September 2018 for the joint MPIfG and Sciences Po seminar on the role of the future in economics and political sociology. more
In July 2018, doctoral researchers from the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) elected Guadalupe Moreno as their new spokesperson. more
In June 2018, Marina Hübner was awarded her doctorate at the University of Cologne. Her dissertation on the political economy of European capital markets union argues that the unexpected political comeback of securitization and shadow banks needs to be analyzed in the broader context of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) macroeconomic governance reform. more
In June 2018, Sebastian Kohl received second prize in the Bengt Turner Award for his paper "More Mortgages, Less Housing? On the Paradoxical Effects of Housing Financialization on Housing Supply and Residential Capital Formation," presented at the European Network of Housing Research Conference. more
Daniel Meyer has been a doctoral candidate representative at the University of Cologne’s Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences since May 2018. more
At the beginning of July 2018, around twenty young researchers and social scientists attended the Max Planck Summer Conference on Economy and Society. more
MPIfG alumnus Lukas Haffert is to become a member of the Junge Akademie. The Junge Akademie at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is an interdisciplinary research platform for young scientists. more
For her dissertation "Social Movements and Institutional Change: The Pro-Indigenous Struggle for Land Tenure and Citizenship in Brazil (1968-2016)," Ana Carolina Alfinito Vieira is to be awarded the Max Planck Society’s Otto Hahn Medal. more

2017

Susanne Berger is the new Research Coordinator and Academic Coordinator of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) at the MPIfG. more
The MPIfG once again welcomes new young researchers into the doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE). more
The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a conference on July 28–29, 2017, with around 50 participants in attendance at the MPIfG in Cologne. more
On Thursday, July 27, 2017, the MPIfG held a ceremony for this year's doctoral graduates from the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE). more
Kimey Pflücke was awarded her doctorate at the University of Cologne in July 2017. more
In July 2017, the doctoral researchers of the IMPRS-SPCE elected Laura Einhorn as their new doctoral spokesperson. more
The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) and the University of California, San Diego finalized an agreement on an exchange program for doctoral researchers in May 2017. more
The Max Planck Society (MPG) has awarded Lisa Kastner the Otto Hahn Medal this year. more
Starting in April 2017, Mark Lutter will become Full Professor of Sociology at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. more
The MPIfG and the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences have founded a joint international research group in Warsaw. more
For his "Critique of the economic concept of resilience," Andreas Eisl has been awarded the Leopold Scheidl Prize 2015 for economic geography by the Austrian Geographical Society. more
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