Research Focus

Jens Beckert and Isabell Stamm
This research focus is conducting a number of projects exploring the development of wealth distribution, the influence of great wealth on politics and society, the role of foundations, processes of inheritance, the mechanisms of wealth preservation, and the expectations and attitudes of high net worth individuals. Research on the role played by the family in the reproduction of great wealth as well as in our understanding of the development of today’s capitalist economic and social orders is central to the projects. [more]
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