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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Sebastian Billows

Dr. Sebastian Billows
Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-156
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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Research Interests

economic sociology; law and society; competition policy; European Union

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Turning Regulation into Business Opportunities: A Brief History of French Food Mass Retailing (1949-2015) (with Xavier Lecocq). Business History 60, 7, 1004-1025 (2018)  
A qui profite la concurrence? Modèles de concurrence et régulation de la grande distribution française (1949-1986) [Who Benefits from Competition? Competition Models and the Regulation of French Mass Retail (1949-1986)]. Gouvernement et action publique 5, 4, 69-91 (2016)  
Politiques de la concurrence, une trajectoire française? Special issue (ed. With S. Viallet-Thévenin), Gouvernement et action publique 5, 3 (2016)  
La politique de l’ambiguïté juridique: Quand l’Etat tente de réguler les relations entre la grande distribution et ses fournisseurs [The Politics of Legal Ambiguity: Regulating Business Relations between Supermarket Chains and Their Suppliers]. Sociologie du travail 58, 1, 8-31 (2016)



2017-present Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2012-2017 PhD, sociology, Sciences Po, Paris; thesis on French legislation intended to protect the suppliers of large food retail chains
2010-2012 MA, sociology, Sciences Po, Paris
2007-2010 BA, social sciences, Sciences Po, Paris


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