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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

PD Dr. Mark Lutter

PD Dr. Mark Lutter
Head of Research Group
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-154
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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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

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  
Supranational Cultural Norms, Domestic Value Orientations and the Diffusion of Same-sex Union Rights in Europe, 1988-2009 (with J. Fernández). International Sociology 28, 1, 102-120 (2013) >>more  
Anstieg oder Ausgleich? Die multiplikative Wirkung sozialer Ungleichheiten auf dem Arbeitsmarkt für Filmschauspieler. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 41, 435-457 (2012) >>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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Oct. 2015 Postdoctoral degree (habilitation), Sociology, University of Cologne
2014 to present Head of 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)

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)  
2006: Prize of the University of Duisburg-Essen for the university's best graduate theses (for thesis examining weighting procedures in surveys using a Monte Carlo simulation of the post-stratified ratio estimator)

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