Visiting Researchers at the MPIfG


Tanja Andic

Home institution: University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts
Research topic: EU Accession and Energy Competition: The Future of the Western Balkans in the “Laboratory of Conditionality”
At the MPIfG: October 1, 2020–September 30, 2021

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Anitra Baliga

Home institution: Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science
Research topic: The Making of Mumbai's Land Market
At the MPIfG: October 1, 2019–March 31, 2020

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Andrés Chiriboga-Tejada

Home institution: Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo), Paris
Research topic: The Ecuadorian Securities Market: Sociological Account of a Failure
At the MPIfG: April 15, 2020–April 30, 2020

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Dr. Lea Elsässer

Home institution: University of Duisburg-Essen
Research topic: Causes of Unequal Political Responsiveness
At the MPIfG: September 1, 2019–September 30, 2020

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Dr. Felipe González Lopez

Home institution: Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago de Chile
Research topic: Economy and the Public
At the MPIfG: July 1, 2020–September 30, 2020

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Mateusz Halawa

Home institution: Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Research topic: Householding under Financialization: Theorizing from Ethnography
At the MPIfG: October 1, 2019–February 29, 2020

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Prof. Dr. Kai Koddenbrock

Home institution: University of Witten/Herdecke, Department of Economics, Chair of International Political Studies I
Research topic: The Political Economy of Monetary and Financial Dependency: West African Policy Space Compared
At the MPIfG: January 16, 2020–September 30, 2020


Mattia Lupi

Home institution: Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo), Paris
Research topic: The Separation of the Italian Central Bank and the Italian Treasury: A Historical Perspective
At the MPIfG: May 1, 2020–July 31, 2020

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Dr. Christoph Rausch

Home institution: University College Maastricht, Humanities and Social Sciences Section
Research topic: Better than Gold: Art in Storage Spaces
At the MPIfG: October 1, 2020–November 30, 2020

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Prof. Dr. Armin Schäfer

Home institution: Institute of Political Science, University of Münster
Research topic: In Defense of Democracy
At the MPIfG: September 1, 2019–March 31, 2020

MPIfG Scholar in Residence 2019 


Prof. Dr. Herman Mark Schwartz

Home institution: Department of Politics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

At the MPIfG: March 30, 2020–April 9, 2020

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Dr. Martin Seeliger

Home institution: University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

At the MPIfG: July 15, 2020–September 30, 2020

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Christopher Smith Ochoa

Home institution: NRW Schooll of Governance, University of Duisburg-Essen
Research topic: The Battle over Facts: The German Discourse on Economic Inequality
At the MPIfG: January 2, 2020–March 31, 2020

Homepage at the NRW School of Governance (in German) 


Prof. Dr. Kathleen Thelen

Home institution: Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA
Research topic: American Exceptionalism in Comparative Perspective: US Employers and the Law. Kathleen Thelen is Ford Professor of Political Science at MIT and an External Scientific Member of the MPIfG.
At the MPIfG: January 9, 2020–January 31, 2020

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The MPIfG considers international cooperation to be the most promising organizational form of comparative research. Many visiting researchers make valuable contributions to its research program.
The MPIfG is part of a worldwide network of research institutions and researchers working in the social sciences. It cooperates closely with several research institutes abroad.

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