Max Planck Online Workshop in Comparative Political Economy (MAX CPE)

Current Program


October 18, 2023 | 3 pm CEST / 9 am EDT

David versus Goliath: The Political Economy of the Superstar and the Small Firm

Tommaso Crescioli (LSE) and Toon Van Overbeke (Maastricht University)


November 22, 2023 | 3 pm CET / 9 am EST

Uneven Responsiveness: Public Opinion, Fiscal Austerity, and Redistributive Policy Shifts
in Western Europe since 2008

Jonas Pontusson, Jan Rosset, and Jérémie Poltier (University of Geneva)


December 13, 2023 | 3 pm CET / 9 am EST

The Politics of Winter-Tourism-Led Growth under Vulnerable Climate Conditions

Valentina Außerladscheider (University of Vienna)


January 17, 2024 | 3pm CET / 9 am EST

The Decarbonization Bargain: How the Decarbonizable Sector Shapes Climate Politics

Nils Kupzok and Jonas Nahm (SAIS Johns Hopkins)


February 14, 2024 | 3 pm CET / 9 am EST

Intermittent Dictators: Arguments on Democracy, Finance, and Central Banking with Application
to the Truss Premiership

David Woodruff (LSE)


March 20, 2024 | 3 pm CET / 9 am EST

So Right It’s Wrong? The Impact of Far-Right Politics on Right Executives’ Bond Market Advantage

Alison Johnston (Oregon State University)


April 17, 2024 | 3 pm CEST / 9 am EDT

EU Economic Policy on Social Reproduction: A Differentiated Impact for East and West?

Elena Zacharenko (Tampere University)


May 29, 2024 | 3 pm CEST / 9 am EDT

Investing in Migration: Public Support for Granting Migrants and Refugees Social Investment Policies

Gianna Maria Eick (University of Amsterdam) and Marius R. Busemeyer (University of Konstanz)


June 19, 2024 | 3 pm CEST / 9 am EDT

Technology, Migrants, or Offshoring: How the Structure of Risk Perceptions Explains Policy Preferences

Licia Bobzien (Hertie School/University of Potsdam), Fabian Kalleitner (FU Berlin),
and Lukas Schlogl (University of Vienna)


July 10, 2024 | 3 pm CEST / 9 am EDT

Rethinking Predation under Financialization through the History of Subprime Mortgages:
A Case of Raiding Finance

Pasquale Emanuele De Girolamo (University of Florence)

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