This year's Summer Conference of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) on Economy and Society was held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from July 24 to 26, 2009. The topic this year was "Adjusting to economic and social challenges: The embedding of states and markets and how their relationship changes." The conference brought together researchers from the fields of economic sociology, political economy, and organization studies. Doctoral candidates from the IMPRS-SPCE, Northwestern University, Harvard University, and Sciences Po presented work. The 2010 Summer Conference will take place at Sciences Po in Paris.