MPIfG Public Lectures during the summer semester 2018

During the 2018 summer semester, public lectures by internationally renowned visiting researchers will be taking place at the MPIfG. Patrick Aspers: on May 30, the professor from the University of Uppsala discusses how uncertainty, a core issue in socio-economic research, can be reduced. Jörn Leonhard: on July 5, the Professor of Western European History at the University of Freiburg discusses issues of openness at moments of history using the backdrop of post-WW1 realignment. Linsey McGoey: on July 19, the professor from the University of Essex will speak about philanthrocapitalism and economic inequality asking why the study of philanthropy has not been a topic of sociological research. Registration under info@mpifg.de. more



2018-05-24Gianluca Scarano

Visiting researchers at the MPIfG up to June 2018

In the first six months of 2018, the MPIfG has welcomed six new visiting researchers. Inna Bell from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, and Gianluca Scarano from the University of Milan are visiting doctoral students at the MPIfG from April to June. During her stay in Cologne, Bell is working on her dissertation on civil society organizations during regime change in the Czech Republic. Scarano is researching public and private strategies in labor market policy. During the same period, Patrick Schenk from the University of Zürich is also a guest at the MPIfG. He is researching uncertainty as an issue in economic sociology using the wine market as an example. Stefan Heeb from the University of Geneva is visiting the Institute from February through to May. His research topic concerns Japan's liberalization trajectory. This year’s Scholar in Residence at the MPIfG is Akos Rona-Tas who will be a guest in Cologne from April to July. He is investigating the predictability of future events and the application of forecasts as strategic instruments. Ravi Tripathi from the Sorbonne University in Paris is a guest at the MPIfG from May to June. He is examining the labor market during the crisis, focusing on the "German model." more




Dynamics of capitalism: Conference in Hamburg on Karl Marx’s 200th anniversary

A joint conference by the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS) and the MPIfG from May 3-5, 2018, held on the occasion of Karl Marx's bicentenary, addressed key aspects of Marxist political economy. Concepts such as money, work, profit, value, market, violence, technology, property, and class were the basis of discussions on the extent to which Marx's teachings are still significant for today's economic systems. Ten podcasts from the conference are available which include lectures by Thomas Piketty, Wolfgang Streeck, Axel Honneth, and Friedrich Lengner as well as presentations by Jens Beckert, Kean Birch, Marion Fourcade, Greta Krippner, Dave Elder-Vass, and Aaron Sahr. more




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