Third Doctoral Conference on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy
The Third Doctoral Conference on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy aims at building bridges and finding commonalities among young scholars whose research is addressing the complex linkages between economic, political, and social action. It will give doctoral students at all stages the opportunity to present their work and receive constructive and well-informed feedback.


EU Economic Policy on Social Reproduction: A Differentiated Impact for East and West?

Elena Zacharenko (Tampere University)
Apr 17, 2024 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

The End of History and the Last European

Michael A. Wilkinson
Apr 24, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Local Time Germany)

Investing in Migration: Public Support for Granting Migrants and Refugees Social Investment Policies

Gianna Maria Eick (University of Amsterdam) and Marius R. Busemeyer (University of Konstanz)
May 29, 2024 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Building State Power through Border Control and Immigration Enforcement

Kimberly Morgan
Jun 11, 2024 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
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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