PD Dr. Mark Lutter
Forschungsgruppenleiter am Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung
Tel +49 221 2767-154
Fax +49 221 2767-555
Welcome to my webpage!
I am a quantitative economic sociologist with interests in political sociology, social inequality research, and organizational theory. My research largely focuses on social structures in economic life. Currently, I'm analyzing the emergence of extreme inequalities in markets, so-called winner-take all structures. My work appears in journals such as American Sociological Review, European Sociological Review, Sociology, or International Sociology.
I am head of a recently established Max Planck Research Group on the sociology of diffusion at the MPIfG. The research group aims to look at factors that influence and shape the spread of innovations among individuals, networks, organizations, and societies.
I studied sociology, psychology, and statistics and was a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. I received my Doctorate from University of Duisburg-Essen, my Habilitation from University of Cologne, and have held visiting fellowships at Harvard University, Science-Po Paris, and ETH Zurich.
Portrait in MPIfG Newsletter 2014/1 by Ralf Grötker [in German]