2015-02-02Solomon Zori

Solomon Zori Awarded Doctorate

Solomon George Zori was awarded his doctorate at the University of Cologne in January 2015. In his dissertation "To Adopt or not to Adopt? The Transnational Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Africa" he examined why many African countries refuse to adopt international accounting standards. Zori was a doctoral student at the IMPRS-SPCE from 2010 to 2014 and is currently a research fellow at the MPIfG. more



2015-02-01Jenny Andersson

Visiting Researchers in January and February 2015

Jenny Andersson, a researcher at the Centre d’études européennes, Sciences Po, Paris, is visiting the MPIfG from January to February. During her stay, she will work on the history of knowledge production and forms of governance.  
Mario Gavenda, a doctoral student at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna , is a guest of the MPIfG Research Group on the Political Economy of European Integration and will work on his dissertation on European social policy in times of crisis.



Capitalism and the Family: Issue 2/14 of the "Gesellschaftsforschung" Newsletter

The latest issue of the newsletter asks researchers at the MPIfG about capitalism's influence on the family. Wolfgang Streeck, in his article on children, work, and consumption, explains why births and birth rates are important topics in a research program on the political economy of modern capitalism. In their dissertations, Annina T. Aßmann, Barbara Fulda, and Sara Weckemann stress the close relationship between flexible labor markets, family structures, and birth-rate trends and argue that approaches focusing only on family sociology or demographics are insufficient. The newsletter profiles the researcher Kathleen Thelen, Professor for Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and External Scientific Member of the MPIfG, and there is a report on the festivities and colloquium that took place on the occasion of Wolfgang Streeck’s retirement. more




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