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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

apl. Prof. Dr. Martin Höpner

apl. Prof. Dr. Martin Höpner
Head of Research Group
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-188
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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Research Interests

comparative political economy; comparative policy research; Europeanization; institutional change; industrial relations; corporate governance

Research Projects

Research Group on Political Economy of European Integration

Selected Publications

Polarizers or Landscape Groomers? An Empirical Analysis of Party Donations by the 100 Largest German Companies in 1984-2005 (with A. Goerres). Socio-Economic Review, published online, 27 January 2014, DOI: 10.1093/ser/mwt027 (2014)  
Soziale Demokratie? Die politökonomische Heterogenität Europas als Determinante des demokratischen und sozialen Potenzials der Europäischen Union. In: Wohlfahrtsstaatlichkeit und soziale Demokratie in der Europäischen Union. (Hg.) J. Bast, F. Rödl. Baden-Baden: Nomos. Europarecht, Beiheft 1/2013, 69-89.  
Regional Integration and Embeddedness: Waiting for Polanyi in a Hayekian Setting (with A. Schäfer). International Organization 66, 3, 429-455 (2012)  
Liberalisierungspolitik: Eine Bestandsaufnahme des Rückbaus wirtschafts- und sozialpolitischer Interventionen in entwickelten Industrieländern (with A. Petring, D. Seikel, B. Werner). In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 63, 1-32 (2011)  
A New Phase of European Integration: Organized Capitalisms in Post-Ricardian Europe (with A. Schäfer). West European Politics, 33, 2, 344-368 (2010)  
Corporate Governance Reform and the German Party Paradox. Comparative Politics 39, 4, 401-420 (2007)
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since 2012 Adjunct Professor, University of Cologne, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Nov. 2007 Postdoctoral degree (habilitation), political science, University of Cologne
since 2007 Head of Research Group on "Liberalization Policies," Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2002-2007 Research Fellow at the MPI for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2002 Doctorate from FernUniversität Hagen; thesis (in German) on "Who Rules the Corporations? Shareholder Value, Managerial Control and Codetermination in Germany"
1999-2001 Doctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, in the Ph.D. Group "The German System of Industrial Relations under the Influence of Internationalization"
1992-1998 Studied political science and German literature at the University of Heidelberg; Staatsexamen (MA equivalent)


Awards and Honors (Selected)

2005: Journal Prize for best refereed journal article published by an MPIfG researcher in 2004, for "Was bewegt die Führungskräfte? Von der Agency-Theorie zur Soziologie des Management," in Soziale Welt 3/2004  
2003: MPIfG Paper Prize for the best MPIfG Discussion Paper or Working Paper by a junior MPIfG researcher published in 2001-2002, for MPIfG Discussion Paper 01/5, "Corporate Governance in Transition: Ten Empirical Findings on Shareholder Value and Industrial Relations in Germany" (2001)

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