Project Area
Sociology of Markets


Introduction to "Sociology of Markets"
Jens Beckert


How Are Markets Possible?
Jens Beckert

The Future in Economic Action

Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics
Jens Beckert
The Greek Sovereign Debt Crisis
Jens Beckert with Lukas Arndt
How to Study the Future
Jens Beckert and Lisa Suckert
The Rise of Economic Expertise in EU Merger Control
Sebastian Billows
Asset-Manager Capitalism and Patient Capital
Benjamin Braun
The Politics of Deindustrialization
Timur Ergen
Discounting Politics
Mikell Hyman
Imagining the Future in the Face of Crisis
Lisa Suckert
Brexit: Futures Drifting Apart
Lisa Suckert

The Emergence of Markets

The Political Economy of the Private Insurance Industry
Sebastian Kohl
Class Mobility in Brazil’s Public Housing Policy
Moisés Kopper
The Privatization of French State Property
Marie Piganiol
How Do Markets Believe?
David Pinzur

Illegal Markets

Illegal Markets under Crisis Conditions
Matías Dewey


Project Area
Political Economy of Growth Models


Introduction to "Political Economy of Growth Models"
Lucio Baccaro
The Political Economy of Growth Models
Lucio Baccaro
Political Aspects of Macroeconomic Policies and Growth Models
Björn Bremer
Voting Advice Applications
Kostas Gemenis
The Political Economy of Liberalized Finance
Manolis Kalaitzake
Growth Models and the Role of Government Coalition Making
Erik Neimanns
Tech Employers and Long-Term Unemployment in Europe
Sidney Rothstein


Project Area
Research Group on the Political Economy of European Integration


Introduction to "Political Economy of European Integration"
Martin Höpner
The Dynamics of "Integration through Law"
Martin Höpner
Wage Setting in the Eurozone
Martin Höpner
New Forms of Industrial Policy at the EU Peripheries
Fabio Bulfone
Wage Dynamics in Public Sectors
Donato Di Carlo (doctoral project)
The Politics of Budgetary Constraints
Andreas Eisl (doctoral project)
The Political Economy of European Capital Markets Union
Marina Hübner
Central Bank Liquidity Provision and Collateral Management
Marina Hübner


Project Area
Research Group on the Sociology of Public Finances and Debt


Introduction to "Sociology of Public Finances and Debt"
Leon Wansleben
The State’s Creditors and Inequality in Europe
Tobias Arbogast and Leon Wansleben


Project Area
Research Group on the Economization of the Social and the History of Complexity


Introduction to "The Economization of the Social"
Ariane Leendertz
Social Complexity and Global Interdependence
Ariane Leendertz
Reorganizing the Political: Business Consultants in the Public Sector
Alina Marktanner (doctoral project)


Project Area
IMPRS-SPCE Doctoral Program: Dissertation Projects


Gendered Influences on Labor Market Policies in Turkey
Elifcan Çelebi
Changing Food Habits and Ideologies
Laura Einhorn
Multilevel Dynamics of Social Movements in the Global South
Laura Gerken
Women’s Political Representation in the Post-Soviet Space
Kristina Gushchina
The Formation of the Market for Bioplastics
Alexandra Hees
The Politics of Knowledge in Global Climate Governance
Andrés López Rivera
The Making of Career Aspirations in Business Schools
Daniel Meyer
Monetary Trust in Argentina
Guadalupe Moreno


Project Area
Emeriti Projects


Global Financial Regulatory Reform
Renate Mayntz
Normative Foundations and Limits of Political Legitimacy
Fritz W. Scharpf
The Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism
Wolfgang Streeck


Project Area
Further Projects


Child Protection in Comparative Perspective
Ipek Göçmen
Glocalized Environmentalism in Religious Orders
Jiska Gojowczyk

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