2019-03-14Benjamin Braun

Benjamin Braun awarded Membership of the Institute for Advanced Study

Benjamin Braun is to become a Member of the School of Social Science of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, for the 2019/2020 academic year. During his ten-month stay he will be researching asset manager capitalism (“Asset Manager Capitalism: Finance in the Age of Capital Abundance”). The School of Social Science awards approximately 25 memberships each year to researchers from various disciplines. To facilitate scientific engagement, the School sets a theme for each year. For 2019/2020 the theme will be "Economy and Society." Benjamin Braun has been a Senior Researcher at the MPIfG since 2016.



Ebru Ece Özbey is new doctoral spokesperson

In February 2019 the IMPRS-SPCE doctoral researchers elected Ebru Ece Özbey as their new spokesperson. She shares the role with Laura Gerken. Ebru Ece Özbey has been a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) since 2018.



Helen Callaghan awarded habilitation

In January 2019 Helen Callaghan received her habilitation in political science from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne. Her habilitation thesis, which she wrote at the MPIfG, was published as "Contestants, Profiteers, and the Political Dynamics of Marketization: How Shareholders Gained Control Rights in Britain, Germany, and France" by Oxford University Press in 2018. In the same year, Helen Callaghan became a Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. She was a Senior Researcher at the MPIfG from 2008 to 2017.


2019-01-30Leon Wansleben

Leon Wansleben heads new Research Group on the Sociology of Public Finances and Debt

Leon Wansleben has been Research Group Leader of the "Sociology of Public Finances and Debt" research group at the MPIfG since January 2019. His group is interested in the central role public finances play in the social discourse surrounding rising levels of indebtedness. It explores how accounting techniques and evaluation practices shape and reflect political struggles over public finances by linking approaches from political and fiscal sociology with those from social studies of finance and financialization. Leon Wansleben was previously Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).



Sebastian Kohl awarded JFK Memorial Fellowship

Sebastian Kohl has been awarded the JFK Memorial Fellowship 2019/2020 for his project on the political economy of insurance ("Insuring Capitalism: The Political Economy of the Private Insurance Industry"). The fellowship allows recipients to spend ten months at the Harvard University Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Up to three fellowships are granted each year to German postdoctoral researchers who are working on their habilitation or on a comparable research project dealing with European, transatlantic, or US issues. Sebastian Kohl has been Senior Researcher at the MPIfG since 2017.


2019-01-25Zoé Evrard, MaxPo

Visiting researchers at the MPIfG in the first quarter of 2019

The MPIfG is welcoming four international visiting researchers in January and February 2019. Zoé Evrard, Doctoral Fellow at the Paris MaxPo Center on Coping with Instability in Societies, is researching neoliberalization through elite consensus using Belgium as a case study. Ashoka Mody is Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. His topic during his visit to the MPIfG at the end of January is "The elusive search for European saviors." Edward Fischer is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies and the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is visiting the MPIfG from February to March and will be looking at "Coffee, theory of value, and capital accumulation in the late capitalist era." J. Nicholas Ziegler, Professor at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, is visiting the MPIfG from the end of February and will explore the politics of institutional change in Germany.



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