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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Sebastian Kohl

Postdoctoral Fellow
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-218
Fax: +49 221 2767-555


Research Interests

economic sociology; housing markets; political economy; social philosophy; philosophy of the social sciences

Research Projects

Selected Publications

The Power of Institutional Legacies: How Nineteenth Century Housing Associations Shaped Twentieth Century Housing Regime Differences between Germany and the United States. European Journal of Sociology 56, 2, 271-306 (2015)  
Immobilienwirtschaft in Köln/Bonn: Bedeutung und Perspektiven (mit M. Voigtländer). Köln: Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, 2010  
Economic Theories of Globalization (with P. Aspers). In: The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies. (Ed.) Bryan S. Turner. New York: Routledge, 2010, 42-61  
An Economic Sociological Look at Economic Anthropology (with P. Aspers, A. Darr). In: Economic Sociology, European Electronic Newsletter 9, 1, 3-10 (2007)



2014-present Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2014 Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) in Social Sciences; thesis "Homeowner Nations or Nations of Tenants? How Historical Institutions in Urban Politics, Housing Finance and Construction Set Germany, France and the US on Different Housing Paths"
2010-2014 Doctoral Researcher, International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2008-2009 MA, Organizational Sociology, Sciences Po, Paris
2007-2011 Magister, Philosophy, Political Science and French, University of Cologne
2006 Trimester abroad, Tver State University, Russia
2005-2008 Diplom, Economics and Sociology, University of Cologne


Awards and Honors (Selected)

2014: Dissertation Award from the Franco-German University

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