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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert


 
Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert
Director
 
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-216
Fax: +49 221 2767-418

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Research Interests

role of the economy in society, especially based on the study of markets; organizational sociology; sociology of inheritance; sociological theory
 

Research Projects

Project area "Sociology of Markets"
 

Selected Publications

Inherited Wealth. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008  
Constructing Quality: The Classification of Goods in Markets (ed. with C. Musselin). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013  
Erben in der Leistungsgesellschaft. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus, 2013  
Imagined Futures: Fictional Expectations in the Economy. Theory and Society 42, 3, 219-240 (2013)  
Where Do Prices Come From? Sociological Approaches to Price Formation. Socio-Economic Review 9, 4, 757-786 (2011)  
How Do Fields Change? The Interrelations of Institutions, Networks, and Cognition in the Dynamics of Markets. Organization Studies, 31, 5, 605-627 (2010)
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Vita

since 2005 Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
since 2005 Member of the Faculty of Economics and Social Science, University of Cologne
2003-2005 Professor of Sociology at the University of Göttingen
2003 Habilitation in sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin
2002-2003 Associate Professor of Sociology at the International University Bremen
1996 Dr. phil. in sociology, Freie Universität Berlin
1993-2002 Various research positions at Freie Universität Berlin, Princeton University and Harvard University
1991; 1993 MA in Sociology from the New School for Social Research; MBA at the Freie Universität Berlin

 

Professional Activities (Selected)

Member of the Executive Board of the Economic Sociology Section of the German Sociological Association (DGS)  
Member of the Council of the Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA)  
Member of the Board of Trustees of the German Students Award, Körber-Stiftung  
 
Editor, European Journal of Sociology  
Editorial boards of the journals Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Geschichte und Gesellschaft, and Economic Sociology: European Electronic Newsletter
 

Awards and Honors (Selected)

2010 : Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities  
2008: First Prize of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for Articles in the Social Sciences in 2007 for: Jens Beckert/Mark Lutter, "Wer spielt, hat schon verloren? Zur Erklärung des Nachfrageverhaltens auf dem Lottomarkt" (Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 59, 2, 240-270, 2007)  
Oct. 2007-Jan. 2008: Fernand Braudel Fellow, European University Institute, Florence  
2005: Best Law Book of the Year, awarded by Neue Juristische Wochenschrift for: Jens Beckert, "Unverdientes Vermögen" (Frankfurt a.M., Campus, 2004)  
2005: Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Academy of Science, donated by the Commerzbank Stiftung
 

 
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