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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Matías Dewey

Dr. Matías Dewey
Senior Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-228
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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Research Interests

illegal markets; informal institutions; social theory; qualitative social research; Latin American studies

Research Projects

Selected Publications

The Other Taxation: An Ethnographic Account of “Off-the-Books” State Financing. Latin American Research Review, 53, 4, 726–740 (2018) >>more  
The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy (ed. with J. Beckert). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017 >>more  
Domestic Obstacles to Labor Standards: Law Enforcement and Informal Institutions in Argentina's Garment Industry. Socio-Economic Review 16, 3, 567-586. >>more  
The Strength of Collusion: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Hybrid Social Orders (with D.P. Míguez, M.F. Saín). Current Sociology 65, 3, 395-410 (2017) >>more  
El orden clandestino: Política, fuerzas de seguridad y mercados ilegales en la Argentina. [The clandestine order: Politics, security forces, and illegal markets in Argentina.] Buenos Aires: Katz editores, 2015 >>more  
Illegal Police Protection and the Market for Stolen Vehicles in Buenos Aires. Journal of Latin American Studies, 44, 4, 679-702 (2012) >>more



2015-2016 Visiting Researcher, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
2013-present Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2011-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
Apr.-Aug. 2011 Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Oxford University
2010-2011 Researcher and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Institute of Latin American Studies at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg
2009 Visiting Researcher, Instituto Gino Germani, Universidad de Buenos Aires and IDICSO, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires
2004-2008 PhD, Political Science, University of Rostock
2000-2001 Training program at the Interdisciplinary Center for Latin American Development Studies of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Buenos Aires
1996-2001 BA, Sociology, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires


Professional Activities (Selected)

2010-2013 Advisor to the Advisory Committee on International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Programs Abroad (Comité de Asesores de Programas Internacionales de Cooperación Científica y Tecnológica en el Exterior, CAPICCyTE), Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Argentina

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