PD Dr. Mark Lutter





Professional Background

since 2014
Head of Max Planck Research Group
2009 - 2014
Research Fellow at the MPIfG
Oct. - Dec. 2013
Visiting Scholar, Max-Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies, Science Po, Paris
Fall 2012
Visiting Fellow, Chair of Sociology (Prof. Andreas Diekmann), ETH Zürich
2008 - 2009
Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
2005 - 2009
PhD student at the „International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy,” Cologne
2001 - 2005
Teaching assistant at the faculty for social science research methods and statistics, University of Duisburg-Essen
1998 - 2005
Undergraduate & graduate student in social sciences with focus on sociology, psychology, research methods and statistics; University of Duisburg-Essen


Academic Education and Degrees

Habilitation. Venia Legendi in Sociology, University of Cologne
Dr. rer. pol., University of Duisburg-Essen
Diplom - Sozialwissenschaftler, University of Duisburg-Essen



since 2014
Faculty Member at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE)
since 2013
Associate board member for the journal "Sociology"
since 2009
Book Review Editor "European Economic Sociology Newsletter"
Reviewer for
American Sociological Review, American Political Science Review, European Sociological Review, International Studies Quarterly, International Sociology, Journal of Socio-Economics, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, MPIfG Discussion/Working Papers, PLOS ONE, Poetics, Social Problems, Social Science Research, Sociological Forum, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Spectrum, Sociology (Member of the Associate Board), Soziale Welt, Zeitschrift für Soziologie
American Sociological Association  
German Sociological Association  
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)


Research Grant and Award

European Academy of Sociology, Best Article Prize 2016 (for the article: "Do women suffer from network closure? The moderating effect of social capital on gender inequality in a project-based labor market, 1929 to 2010." American Sociological Review 80: 329-358, 2015)
Advisory Board Award 2014, Best-Paper Award of the MPIfG Adviisory Board (for the article: "Is There a Closure Penalty? Cohesive Network Structures, Diversity, and Gender Inequalities in Career Advancement", MPIfG Discussion Paper 13/9, 2013)
Best paper award of the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (for the paper: "Zur Erklärung von Diffusionsprozessen. Das Beispiel der Einführung staatlicher Lotterien in den USA", Zeitschrift für Soziologie 39(5), 2010, 363-381)
First prize of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for the best journal article in the German social sciences of the year 2007 (for the paper: Jens Beckert and Mark Lutter, "Wer spielt, hat schon verloren? Zur Erklärung des Nachfrageverhaltens auf dem Lottomarkt". Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 59, 240-270.)
Prize awarded for outstanding graduate thesis, University of Duisburg-Essen  
(my graduate thesis examined the efficiency of weighting procedures in surveys using a monte-carlo simulation of the post-stratified ratio estimator under certain conditions of nonresponse)

PD Dr. Mark Lutter - Vita | http://www.mpifg.de/people/lm/vita_en.asp [Last update 2012-03-20]