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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

Two Sides of the Same Coin? Independence and Accountability of the European Central Bank. Transparency International, 2017 >>more  
Speaking to the People? Money, Trust, and Central Bank Legitimacy in the Age of Quantitative Easing. Review of International Political Economy 23, 6, 1064-1092 (2016) >>more  
From Performativity to Political Economy: Index Investing, ETFs and Asset Manager Capitalism. New Political Economy 21, 3, 257-273 (2016) >>more  
Governing the Future: The European Central Bank's Expectation Management during the Great Moderation. Economy and Society 44, 3, 367-391 (2015) >>more  
Preparedness, Crisis Management and Policy Change: The Euro Area at the Critical Juncture of 2008-2013. British Journal of Politics and International Relations 17, 3, 419-441 (2015) >>more  
Why Models Matter: The Making and Unmaking of Governability in Macroeconomic Discourse. Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies, Issue 7, 48-79 (2014) >>more
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2016-present Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
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


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