Scholar in Residence at the MPIfG
Each year the MPIfG invites a distinguished scholar in the field of political science, economics or sociology
to spend three to six months at the institute. Scholars in residence are known for their outstanding academic
achievements and pursue a particular research project that coincides with the research conducted at the MPIfG.
Nominations and applications
Robert Boyer Is Scholar in Residence 2014/2015
The Economist Robert Boyer
, Paris, will be the MPIfG Scholar in Residence
for the 2014/2015 winter term. He presently is an Associate Researcher at the
Institut des Amériques
, Vanves, France.
He was a Research Director (Directeur de recherche) at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
, Professor (Directeur d’études)
at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
and has worked at the Centre pour la recherche économique et ses applications (CEPREMAP)
His major fields are: institutional and historical
macroeconomics, innovation and growth analysis, labor markets and wage labor nexus, international comparisons
of capitalisms, European integration, financial crises, and the history of economic doctrines and theories. Since
the early 1970s, he has been a contributor to the Regulation Theory
that investigates the factors that shape
the institutional and technological long-term evolutions of capitalist economies.
He is currently working on a book, provisionally entitled "An analytical and social history of macroeconomic
theory since John Maynard Keynes" and studying the long-term dynamics of the Chinese economy as step towards
a possible generalization of the Regulation Theory
that emerged from the confrontation between some key Marxist
hypotheses and the American and French long run trajectories.
For more information on Robert Boyer, his curriculum and list of publications see the websites: http://robertboyer.org
- Change and Not Only Reproduction: Pierre Bourdieu’s Economic Anthropology and Regulation Theory. In: Asimina Christoforou/Michael Lainé,
Re-thinking Economics. London: Routledge, 2014.
- Les capitalistes détruiront-ils le capitalisme? Paris: Economica, 2011.
- The Quest for Theoretical Foundations of Socio-Economics: Epistemology, Methodology or Ontology? In: Socio Economic Review 6(4), 733-746 (2008).
- Regulation Theory: The State of Art (with Yves Saillard, eds.). London: Routledge, 2001.
Scholar in Residence Lectures 2015
lecture series "Economic Theory Facing Major Changes and Systemic Crises: An Analytical and Social History of Macroeconomics"
Robert Boyer 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 will discuss possible reasons why economists were unable to anticipate the crisis in time. The lectures will be on April 15, 22 and 29, 2015.