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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Prof. Dr. Mark Lutter


 
Prof. Dr. Mark Lutter
Professor of Sociology at the University of Wuppertal and Associate Leader of the Research Group on the "Transnational Diffusion of Innovation" at the MPI for the Study of Societies
 
Phone: +49 202 439 21 68

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Research Interests

economic sociology; sociology of markets; social stratification; organizational sociology; political sociology; statistical modeling; survey research; sociology of diffusion
 

Research Projects

Selected Publications

The Enduring Importance of Family Wealth: Evidence from the Forbes 400, 1982 to 2013 (with P. Korom and J. Beckert). Social Science Research 65, 75-95 (2017) >>more  
The Diversity of Wage Regimes: Why the Eurozone Is Too Heterogeneous for the Euro (with M. Höpner). European Political Science Review, published online 7 March 2017 >>more  
Who Becomes a Tenured Professor, and Why? Panel Data Evidence from German Sociology, 1980-2013 (with M. Schröder). Research Policy 45, 5, 999-1013 (2016). >>more  
Do Women Suffer from Network Closure? The Moderating Effect of Social Capital on Gender Inequality in a Project-Based Labor Market, 1929 to 2010. American Sociological Review 80, 2, 329-358 (2015) >>more  
Strukturen ungleichen Erfolgs: Winner-Take-All-Konzentrationen und ihre sozialen Entstehungskontexte auf flexiblen Arbeitsmärkten. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 65, 4, 597-622 (2013) >>more  
Why the Poor Play the Lottery: Sociological Approaches to Explaining Class-based Lottery Play (with J. Beckert). Sociology 47, 6, 1152-1170 (2013) >>more
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Vita

April 2017-present Professor of Sociology, University of Wuppertal, Germany
April 2017-present Research Associate and Associate Leader of the Research Group on "Transnational Sociology of Diffusion," Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
Oct. 2015 Postdoctoral degree (habilitation), Sociology, University of Cologne
2014-2017 Leader of the Research Group on "Transnational Sociology of Diffusion," Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2009-2014 Research fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
Fall 2013 Visiting Scholar, MaxPo (Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies), Sciences Po, Paris
Fall 2012 Visiting Fellow, Chair of Sociology, ETH Zurich
2009 Doctorate in sociology, University Duisburg-Essen; thesis on the sociology of playing the lottery
Fall 2008 Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
2005-2009 Doctoral Student, International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
1998-2005 Studied sociology, psychology and statistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen; Diplom-Sozialwissenschaftler

 

Awards and Honors (Selected)

2016: Best Article Prize of the European Academy of Sociology (for "Do Women Suffer from Network Closure? The Moderating Effect of Social Capital on Gender Inequality in a Project-Based Labor Market, 1929 to 2010," American Sociological Review 80, 2, 329-358, 2015)  
2014: Advisory Board Award for the best article or discussion paper in 2012-2013 at the MPIfG (for "Is There a Closure Penalty? Cohesive Network Structures, Diversity, and Gender Inequalities in Career Advancement," MPIfG Discussion Paper 13/9, 2013), awarded by the Scientific Advisory Board of the MPIfG  
2008: First Prize of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for articles in the social sciences published in 2007 (for: Jens Beckert and Mark Lutter, "Wer spielt, hat schon verloren? Zur Erklärung des Nachfrageverhaltens auf dem Lottomarkt," Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 59, 2, 240-270)
 

 
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