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.

International doctoral program

The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), jointly conducted by the MPIfG, the University of Cologne, and the University of Duisburg-Essen invites excellent candidates to apply for doctoral positions in economic sociology, international and comparative political economy, and organization studies. The IMPRS-SPCE also offers a joint doctoral program (cotutelle de thèse) with Sciences Po in Paris. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020.
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