September 04, 2020

Dominic Akyel

Thesis title: The Economization of the Funeral Market in Germany
(Manager, Academy for Social Care, SBK Cologne)

Düzgün Arslantaş

Thesis title: Clientelism and the Predominant Party System in Turkey
(Postdoctoral Researcher at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics [CCCP], University of Cologne)

Ana Carolina Alfinito Vieira

Thesis title: Mobilizing Institutional Resources: Land Disputes in South America
(Associate Researcher, Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning [CEBRAP], São Paulo)

Birgit Apitzsch

Thesis title: Employment Institutions and Project-based Network
(Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Sarah Berens

Thesis title: When the High-Income Country Context Dissolves: Social Policy Preferences in Low- and Middle-Income Democracies
(Research Fellow, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne)

Elena Bogdanova

Thesis title: The Mechanisms of Value Creation in the Market for Antiques
(Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Donato Di Carlo

Thesis title: Unions, Public Employers, and the EMU: Understanding Wage Dynamics in the German and Italian Public Sector
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)

Laura Einhorn

Thesis: Food, Classed? Social Inequality and Diet: Understanding Stratified Meat Consumption Patterns in Germany
(Doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies)

Nina Engwicht

Thesis title: The Diamond Market in Sierra Leone
(Research Fellow, Peace Academy, Landau)

Timur Ergen

Thesis title: Economic Competition in Renewable Energy Transitions
(Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)

Irina España Eljaiek

Thesis title: Institutional Colonial Legacy in Colombia: Racial Exclusion and Long-Term Development
(Assistant Professor, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia)

Barbara Fulda

Thesis title: Fertility Behaviour in Regional Social Contexts
(Referee, Hans Böckler Stiftung, Düsseldorf, Germany)

Philipp Gerlach

Thesis title: Evaluating Candidates in the Labor Market
(Compensation and Benefits Specialist, HypoVereinsbank/UniCredit, Munich)

Ipek Göçmen

Thesis title: The Politics of Religiously Motivated Welfare Provision
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)

Jiska Gojowczyk

Thesis title: Governing Brothers and Sisters: Environmental Programs in Catholic Holy Orders
(Research fellow, Südwind Institut für Ökonomie und Ökumene, Bonn)

Felipe González López

Thesis title: Towards a Micro-Foundation of Financialization: The Consumer Credit Market in Chile
(Professor, Escuela de Gobierno y Comunicaciones, Universidad Central de Chile, and Head of the Max Planck Partner Group for the Study of the Economy and the Public, Santiago de Chile)

Kristina Gushchina

Thesis title: Women’s Political Representation in East-European Post-Communist and Post-Soviet Countries
(Expert Data Scientist, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Bonn)

Lukas Haffert

Thesis title: Growing Capacity or Shrinking Ambition? The Political Economy of Budget Surpluses
(Researcher, Chair for Swiss Politics and Comparative Political Economy, Department of Political Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Alexandra Hees

Thesis title: Eine „grüne“ Zukunft für Kunststoffe? Die Entwicklung von Märkten für Biokunststoffe
(Programme Associate, ETH for Development, ETH Zurich)

Annina Hering

Thesis title: Uncertainties and Their Effects on Fertility Behavior
(Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab, Düsseldorf, Germany)

Marina Hübner

Thesis title: The EU Politics of Securitization
(Referee, Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin)

Annette Hübschle-Finch

Thesis title: The Illegal Market in Rhinoceros Horns
(Senior Researcher, Global Risk Governance Programme, University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Till Martin Kaesbach

Thesis title: European Financial Market Regulation in Crisis
(Coordinator during the German EU Presidency 2020, Federal Ministry of Health, Berlin)

Andreas Kammer

Thesis title: The Political Economy of Redistribution
(Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mannheim)

Roy Karadag

Thesis title: Political Capitalisms: Power, Elites, and the Economy in Turkey and the Philippines
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen)

Lisa Kastner

Thesis title: Lobbying for Financial Reforms
(Policy Advisor, BusinessEurope)

Azer Kiliç

Thesis title: Identity, Interest, and Politics: The Rise of Kurdish Associational Activism and the Contestation of the State in Turkey
(Faculty Member, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Philipp Klages

Thesis title: Corporate Governance Reforms and Legal Ideas
(Digitale Gesellschaft - Graduiertenförderung, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, Projektträger Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Sebastian Kohl

Thesis title: Moral Foundations of Housing Markets
(Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)

Markus Lang

Thesis title: The Creation of Scarcity: Practices and Authority in Patent Systems
(Research Assistant, Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg University, Germany )

Mark Lutter

Thesis title: Demand Structure and Distributional Effects of the Lottery
(Professor of Sociology, Wuppertal University)

Aldo Madariaga

Thesis title: Continuity and Change in Neoliberal Development Regimes: A Comparison between Latin America and Eastern Europe
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Universidad Mayor de Chile, Centro de Economía y Politicas Sociales (CEAS), Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES), Santiago de Chile)

Philip Mader

Thesis title: Financialising Poverty: The Transnational Political Economy of Microfinance's Rise and Crises
(Research Fellow, Business, Markets and the State research cluster, Institute of Devolopment Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)

Olga Malets

Thesis title: The Impact of Gobal Private Regulation
(Chair of Environmental Governance, Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University of Freiburg)

Liviu Mantescu

Thesis title: When Transnational Governance Hits the Ground
(Research Associate, Governance of Economic and Ecologic Transformations in The Fourth Industrial Revolution, IRITHESys, Humboldt University Berlin)

Alina Marktanner

Thesis title: Reorganizing the Political: Business Consultants in the Public Sector
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)

Philip Mehrtens

Thesis title: Public Debt and Public Policy: On the Transformation of the Swedish Political Economy
(Referee, Wissenschaftsrat, Cologne)

Daniel Mertens

Thesis title: The Institutional Foundations of Household Debt in Germany
(Professor, Institute for Social Sciences, Osnabrück University)

Guadalupe Moreno

Thesis title: Working Fictions of Money: The Making of Currency (Dis-)trust in Argentina, 1880-2020
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Normative Orders Cluster, Goethe University Frankfurt)

Sascha Münnich

Thesis title: The Regulation of Unemployment
(Professor, Insitute for Sociology, University of Göttingen)

Virginia Kimey Pflücke

Thesis title: Wenn Hausarbeit bezahlt wird. Eine historisch-soziologische Analyse der Arbeitsbeziehung im Privathaushalt in Spanien und Uruguay
(Researcher at the Institute for Economic and Industrial Sociology, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)

Hannah Pool

Thesis title: Doing the Game: The Moral Economy of Going to Europe
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)

Inga Rademacher

Thesis title: Economic Change and the Conflict on Tax Reform
(DAAD Fachlektor in German and Transnational Politics, Department of European and International Studies, King's College, London)

Filippo Reale

Thesis title: The Political Economy of Sociotechnical Change
(Researcher, Insitute of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt)

Isabella Reichert

Thesis title: Market Status Exploration and Performance in Cultural Industries
(Journalist at Spiegel Online)

Karlijn Roex

Thesis title: The Empact of the Economy on Suicide
(Human rights activist in the field of mental health care)

Jan Sauermann

Thesis title: Social Preferences in Democratic Decision-making
(Research Fellow, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne)

Martin Schröder

Thesis title: Relocations, Economic Interests and Moral Considerations
(Professor, Institute for Sociology, University of Marburg)

Martin Seeliger

Thesis title: The Social Construction of Organized Interests
(Research Fellow, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg)

Daniel Seikel

Thesis title: The European Challenge to the German Public Banking Sector
(Head of the European Policy Unit, Institute of Economic and Social Research [WSI], Hans Böckler Foundation, Düsseldorf)

Marcin Serafin

Thesis title: The Temporal Structures of the Economy: The Working Day of Taxi Drivers in Warsaw
(Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Head of the Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life, Warsaw, Poland)

Alexander Spielau

Thesis title: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Adjustments
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg)

Hendrik Tillmann-Zorn

Thesis title: Recounting the Beans: The Statistical Construction of Fiscal Reality
(Owner, die filmwirtschaft [Media Production]/Expert, International Monetary Fund)

Christian Tribowski

Thesis title: Transnational Markets for the Acquisition of Family Members
(Senior Business Development Manager, Handelsblatt Research Institute, Düsseldorf)

André Vereta Nahoum

Thesis title: Selling Cultures: the Traffic of Cultural Representations from the Yawanwa
(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)  

Sara Weckemann

Thesis title: The Lives of Large Families on Welfare
(Scientific Officer, German Aerospace Center, DLR Project Management Agency, Learning Regions, Bonn)

Annika Wederhake

Thesis title: Statist Vocational Education and Training
(ERP Consultant, Mach AG, Berlin)

Benjamin Werner-Cöster

Thesis title: The Power of Judicial Integration: How the European Commission and the European Court of Justice are Liberalizing Corporate Governance
(Referee for National Regional Policy, The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen)

Sabrina Zajak

Thesis title: Transnational Labor Activism and Global Supply Chains
(Professor, Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr University Bochum)

Gregor Zons

Thesis title: New Political Parties as Innovators: Formation and Success
(Researcher and Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Düsseldorf Party Research Institute, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf)

Solomon Zori

Thesis title: International Financial Reporting Standards in Africa
(Assistant Professor of Accounting at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam)


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