2019-04-10MPIfG Public Lectures

MPIfG Public Lectures in the summer semester 2019

During the summer semester 2019, the MPIfG will be offering public lectures by internationally renowned scholars: On April 30, Brian Burgoon, Professor for International and Comparative Political Economy at the University of Amsterdam, will present his thoughts on a fuller political economy of populism. On May 8, Bruce Carruthers, Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University, discusses the relationship between corporate social responsibility and the tax paid by businesses. On June 5, Fabien Accominotti, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will show how the reification of merit contributes to inequalities in employee compensation. On June 19, Linsey McGoey, Reader (Associate Professor) in social theory and economic sociology at the University of Essex, will talk about philanthrocapitalism and economic inequality, explaining why philanthropy was long a topic not addressed by sociological research. If you wish to attend any of these lectures, please email info@mpifg.de to register.



Lisa Suckert is chosen as the new representative of the researchers at the MPIfG

In March 2019, Lisa Suckert was elected to represent the researchers of the MPIfG in the Human Sciences Section of the Scientific Council of the Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG). After her official confirmation, she will be a member of the Section for three years, replacing Ariane Leendertz. The Scientific Council discusses matters of common interest to the Sections, particularly those significant for the development of the MPG. The Scientific Council can apply to the Senate in these matters and make recommendations to the Sections. Lisa Suckert has been a Senior Researcher at the MPIfG since 2016.



New staff and guests in spring 2019

In spring 2019, two new researchers begin their work at the MPIfG: Manolis Kalaitzake, formerly of University College Dublin and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute since March, is investigating the role of finance in liberal capitalism in Great Britain and Ireland; Björn Bremer, a Senior Researcher at the Institute, came to us from the European University Institute in Florence in April and will be researching the political aspects of growth models. In April, we also welcome five new visiting researchers to the Institute: Esra Erdem, Professor of Social Economy and Social Management at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin will be exploring “imaginaries of the social” during her six-month stay; Davide Carpano, University of California, San Diego, is interested in the use of free and open-source software by major technology firms; Daniel Driscoll, also of the University of California, San Diego, works on the politics of climate change and comparative carbon tax policy; Sebastian Diessner, London School of Economics and Political Science, is concerned with the political economy of central bank independence and macroeconomic policy coordination; Gemma Scalise from the European University Institute in Florence, is researching EU measures on "Active Inclusion" designed to combat social and labor market exclusion in comparative local contexts.


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.



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