2018-12-21Doctoral students of the IMPRS-SPCE

IMPRS-SPCE Doctoral Program: Funding until 2025 secured

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). Until 2025, outstanding doctoral students from all over the world will be able to prepare for an academic career in Cologne. Following an evaluation in spring 2018, the external reviewers concluded that the international doctoral program had a clear and distinctive profile, derived from the excellent research performance of the MPIfG, and documented through high-quality publications. The IMPRS-SPCE is Germany’s first graduate program in economic sociology and political economy. Its central focus is research on the social and political foundations of economic actions in modern economies. The IMPRS-SPCE is a joint PhD program conducted by the MPIfG, the University of Cologne, and the University of Duisburg-Essen.



2018 Journal Article Prize for Lea Elsässer, Svenja Hense, and Armin Schäfer

During the MPIfG Annual Colloquium in November 2018, MPIfG alumni Lea Elsässer (University of Duisburg-Essen), Armin Schäfer (University of Münster), and Svenja Hense (also University of Münster) were awarded the 2018 Journal Article Prize from the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the MPIfG. They received the prize for their article "'Dem Deutschen Volke'? Die ungleiche Responsivität des Bundestags," ("'To the German people?' The unequal responsiveness of the Bundestag") published in 2017 in the Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft. The 750 euro prize is awarded for the best article published in a peer-reviewed journal by an MPIfG researcher. article (open access)
Elsässer, L.: Wessen Stimme zählt? (Campus, 2018)
Schäfer, A.: Der Verlust politischer Gleichheit (Campus, 2015)



2018-12-21Elifcan Çelebi

Elifcan Çelebi awarded 2018 Sirin Tekeli Research Encouragement Award

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. The Sirin Tekeli Research Award was created by the SU Gender in 2017 to honor the legacy of the Turkish activist in the fields of women’s studies and gender research. Elifcan Çelebi has been a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) since 2017.



Mikell Hyman is Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer

At the end of November 2018, Mikell Hyman was named as the new Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer at the MPIfG. Together with Claudia Werner, the MPIfG’s Equal Opportunities Officer, she will be active in promoting equal opportunities, gender equality, and sensitivity to gender issues at the Institute. Mikell Hymann has been a Postdoc at the MPIfG since October 2018.


2018-11-19Uncertain Futures

"Uncertain Futures" book presentation

In November 2018, MPIfG Director Jens Beckert and Richard Bronk presented their new book, Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy, at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). How do economic actors visualize the future, and how do they make decisions under uncertainty? The two authors explore these questions, starting from the premise that capitalist economies are characterized by relentless innovation and dynamic change that cannot be reduced to measurable risk. Discussing the book on the panel were Adair Turner (Chairman, Institute for New Economic Thinking), Ekaterina Svetlova (University of Leicester), and Waltraud Schelkle (LSE). Jens Beckert has been Director at the MPIfG since 2005 and is head of ist "Sociology of Markets" project area. He was recently awarded the 2018 Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for his work on fictional expectations and the dynamics of economic developments. Richard Bronk is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE European Institute and previously spent many years working in the City of London and at the Bank of England. listen to the LSE podcast
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