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2020

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
In October 2020, the IMPRS-SPCE doctoral researchers elected Vanessa Endrejat as their new spokesperson. 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
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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