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Exploring the social and political foundations of modern economies

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies conducts basic research on the governance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empirically based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by investigating the interrelation between economic, social and political action. Using primarily an institutional approach, it examines how markets and business organizations are embedded in historical, institutional, political and cultural frameworks, how they develop, and how their social contexts change over time. The institute seeks to build a bridge between theory and policy and to contribute to political debate on major challenges facing modern societies.

economic sociology

Issue 19(1)/2017 Now Out: "A Piketty et al. Moment in the Social Sciences"

The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity: Understanding the Euro Experiment

Waltraud Schelkle
Waltraud Schelkle is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her talk explores some of the less obvious risk-sharing mechanisms in the euro area, such as a cross-border payments mechanism, and explains why the potential for risk sharing is not more fully exploited, based on the by-product theory of collective action.
Lecture on Thursday,
January 25, 2018, 5 pm

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Current Job Vacancies at the MPIfG: Research Group Leader and Senior Researchers

We are seeking a research group leader in the field of economic sociology to begin work on October 1, 2018, or earlier. The research group will be made up of the research group leader, one postdoc and two doctoral students.
For the new project area on the Political Economy of Growth Models headed by Prof. Lucio Baccaro, we are seeking a senior researcher in political economy as well as a senior researcher in quantitative methods.
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Program for Postdocs at the MPIfG

Starting from October 2018
Apply by January 31, 2018 more information
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