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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Sebastian Kohl


 
Dr. Sebastian Kohl
Senior Researcher
 
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-244
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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Research Interests

comparative-historical sociology; political economy; economic sociology; housing; finance; insurance; urban sociology
 

Research Projects

Selected Publications

The Political Economy of Homeownership: A Comparative Analysis of Homeownership Ideology through Party Manifestos. Socio-Economic Review, published online July 10, 2018  
More Mortgages, More Homes? The Effect of Housing Financialization on Homeownership in Historical Perspective. Politics & Society, published online January 27, 2018  
The Origins of National Housing Finance Systems: A Comparative Investigation into Historical Variations in Mortgage Finance Regimes (with T. Blackwell). Review of International Political Economy 25, 1, 49-74 (2018)  
Homeownership, Renting and Society: Historical and Comparative Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2017  
Varieties of Economization in Competition Policy: A Comparative Analysis of German and American Antitrust Doctrines, 1960-2000 (with T. Ergen). MPIfG Discussion Paper 17/18. Cologne: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, 2017  
How Much Do Sociologists Write About Economic Topics? Using Big Data to Test Some Conventional Views in Economic Sociology, 1890 to 2014 (with A. Daoud). MPIfG Discussion Paper 16/7. Cologne: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, 2016
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Vita

2017-present Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2015-2017 Researcher, Department of Sociology and the Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
2014 Doctorate in Social Sciences, University of Cologne and Sciences Po, Paris; thesis "Homeowner Nations or Nations of Tenants? How Historical Institutions in Urban Politics, Housing Finance and Construction Set Germany, France and the US on Different Housing Paths"
2010-2015 Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, and Sciences Po, Paris
2011 Magister (MA equivalent), Philosophy, University of Cologne
2009 MA, Sociology, Sciences Po, Paris
2008 Diplom (MA equivalent), Economics and Sociology, University of Cologne

 

Awards and Honors (Selected)

2018: Bengt Turner Award, first runner up, awarded by the European Network of Housing Research [best papers presented at the annual ENHR Conference]  
2016: Real Estate Research Prize from the German Real Estate Academy at the University of Freiburg (DIA)  
2016: Journal Prize of the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the MPIfG  
2015: Bengt Turner Award, first runner up, awarded by the European Network of Housing Research (ENHR) [best papers presented at the annual ENHR Conference]  
2014: Dissertation Award for the best social science thesis, awarded by the Franco-German University
 

 
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