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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Benjamin Braun


 
Dr. Benjamin Braun
Senior Researcher
 
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-536
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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Research Interests

central banking and financial markets; asset manager capitalism; index funds and ETFs (exchange-traded funds); financialization
 

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Braun, Benjamin, and Richard Deeg. 2019. "Strong Firms, Weak Banks: The Financial Consequences of Germany’s Export-Led Growth Model." MPIfG Discussion Paper 19/5. Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne.  
Braun, Benjamin. 2018. "Central Bank Planning? Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Price of Bending the Yield Curve." In: Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy, edited by Jens Beckert and Richard Bronk. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 31-37.  
Braun, Benjamin. 2018. "Central Banking and the Infrastructural Power of Finance: The Case of ECB Support for Repo and Securitization Markets." Socio-Economic Review, published online February 20, 2018.  
Braun, Benjamin, and Marina Hübner. 2018. "Fiscal Fault, Financial Fix? Capital Markets Union and the Quest for Macroeconomic Stabilisation in the Euro Area." Competition & Change 22 (2): 117-138.  
Braun, Benjamin. 2017. "Two Sides of the Same Coin? Independence and Accountability of the European Central Bank." Transparency International.  
Braun, Benjamin. 2016. "From Performativity to Political Economy: Index Investing, ETFs, and Asset Manager Capitalism." New Political Economy 21 (3): 257-273.
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Vita

2016-present Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2019-2020 Member of the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
2016-2017 John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
2014-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2014 PhD, Political Science, University of Warwick, UK, and Université Libre de Bruxelles; thesis Central Bank Agency and Monetary Governability in the Euro Area: Governing through Money, Trust, and Expectations
2010-2014 Doctoral researcher, University of Warwick, UK, and Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels (Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate)
2010-2011 Junior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, LMU Munich
2007-2008 Visiting Student, Sciences Po, Paris
2005-2009 BA and MA (Diplom), Economics, LMU Munich
2004-2009 BA and MA (Magister), Political Science, LMU Munich

 

Awards and Honors (Selected)

2019: Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton  
2016: JFK Memorial Fellowship; Research stay of ten months at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University  
2016: Sir Walter Bagehot Prize for Best Dissertation in Government and Public Administration 2015, awarded by the Political Studies Association
 

 
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