New Doctoral Fellows at the IMPRS-SPCE in Fall 2009
Six new doctoral fellows began their studies at the MPIfG International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) in October. Shivom Chakravarty completed a master's degree at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India, and has worked in human resources management for large Indian firms. Chakravarty will be researching the dynamic capabilities of firms as well as innovations in industrial settings. Arne Dreßler, from the University of Göttingen, is doing research into the sociology of markets, money and consumption. Azer Kiliç comes to the MPIfG from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, and is studying the issue of gender in social policy. Philip Mehrtens, from the Universität Bremen, is analyzing politics and voting behavior in Germany. André Vereta Nahoum is a former Assistant Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of Sao Paulo, and is doing research into contested boundaries and values in markets. Sara Weckeman comes to the MPIfG from Frankfurt University, Frankfurt am Main, and is working on conditions and consequences of flexible labor markets.
Founded in 2006, the IMPRS-SPCE is a joint international doctoral program of the MPIfG and the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne. There are currently 22 young researchers enrolled in the program.