From February 2015, Robert Boyer
, Associate Professor at the Institute of the Americas
in Vanves, France, will be Scholar in Residence
at the MPIfG. During his stay in Cologne he will hold three lectures on the topic of "Economic Theory Facing Major Changes and Systemic Crises: An Analytical and Social History of Macroeconomics." He challenges the view held by many theorists and politicians that the current eurozone crisis is something exceptional and therefore of little consequence to economic theory and he will discuss possible reasons why economists were unable to anticipate the crisis in time. Each year the MPIfG invites a leading scholar from the political, economic or social sciences to spend six months at the Institute. Scholars in residence pursue a particular research project that relates to research conducted at the MPIfG.
Researchers from Europe and the USA met in December 2014 for an author workshop on "Multilevel Governance of Financial Market Reform." The book that is being planned is one further outcome from the network on financial market regulation. With its creation in 2012, an interdisciplinary network of researchers was forged to work on financial market issues and to provide a basis for future cooperation. Studies of transnational bodies and specific regulatory sectors such as rating agencies have helped to build a fuller picture of the highly complex processes involved in the global regulation of financial markets. Renate Mayntz
, who headed the network project, was also responsible for organizing the workshop. The book deals with the interplay between local, regional and international institutions in the governance of financial markets and will be published by Campus.
The Society of Friends and Former Associates of the MPIfG
have awarded the Journal Prize 2014 to Leonhard Dobusch
and Sigrid Quack
for their article "Framing Standards, Mobilizing Users: Copyright versus Fair Use in Transnational Regulation" (Review of International Political Economy 2013). The 750 euro prize is awarded for the best article published in a refereed journal by a researcher at the MPIfG. Following a laudatio by Arndt Sorge, the award was presented by the Society's spokesperson, Werner Eichhorst, on the occasion of the meeting of its members on November 30, 2014, in Cologne.