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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Wolfgang Streeck

Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Wolfgang Streeck
Emeritus Director
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-202
Fax: +49 221 2767-402

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Research Interests

political economy of modern capitalism; institutional change; labor markets and labor relations

Selected Publications

Why the Euro Divides Europe. New Left Review No. 95, 5-26 (2015). German: Warum der Euro Europa spaltet statt es zu einigen. Leviathan 43, 3, 365-386 (2015)  
How Will Capitalism End? New Left Review No. 87, 35-64 (2014)  
Gekaufte Zeit: Die vertagte Krise des demokratischen Kapitalismus. Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2013. Editions in English (Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism. London: Verso Books, 2014), French (Du temps acheté: La crise sans cesse ajournée du capitalisme démocratique. Paris: Gallimard, 2014), Italian (Tempo guadagnato: La crisi rinviata del capitalismo democratico. Milano: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, 2013), Portuguese (Tempo Comprado: A crise adiada do capitalismo democrático. Lissabon: Actual Editora, 2013), and Swedish (Köpt tid: Den demokratiska kapitalismens uppskjutna kris. Göteborg: Daidalos, 2013)  
Politics in the Age of Austerity (ed. with A. Schäfer). Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013  
Institutions in History: Bringing Capitalism Back In. In: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis. (Eds.) G. Morgan et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, 659-686, and MPIfG Discussion Paper 09/8. Cologne: MPI for the Study of Societies, 2009  
Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009
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2014-present Research on the political economy of modern capitalism
2014 Retirement as Director
1995-2014 Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
since 1999 Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Economics and Social Science, University of Cologne
1988-1995 Professor of Sociology and Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1980-1988 Senior fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
1986 Habilitation in sociology, University of Bielefeld
1980 Dr. phil., Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
1976-1980 Research Fellow, International Institute of Management, Berlin
1974-1976 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent for sociology, University of Münster, Department of Economics and Social Sciences
1972-1974 Graduate student of sociology, Columbia University
1972 Diplom in sociology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main


Professional Activities (Selected)

Chief Editor, Socio-Economic Review (2007-2012)

Awards and Honors (Selected)

Doctor scienticarum politicarum honoris causa, University of Southern Denmark, Odense  
Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences  
Honorary Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)  
Member, Academia Europaea  
Doctor of Science honoris causa, University of Birmingham  
Commendatore della Republica Italiana

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