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.
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Financialization: Questions for Economic History

Moritz Schularick
Understanding the causes and consequences of the growth of finance has become a first order concern for social scientists. In his lecture on December 4, Moritz Schularick, professor of economic history at the University of Bonn, will consider this process from the perspective of economic history. He will review the most common explanations and check them against historical facts. He will also discuss how the growth of finance has become a central problem for economic history and why it constitutes an important field for cross-disciplinary research.
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Dewey: Taxing the Shadow


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