New Researchers at the MPIfG

November 23, 2022

The MPIfG welcomes six new postdoctoral researchers to Cologne in the 2022/23 winter semester. Melike Arslan, formerly of Northwestern University, is researching “price gouging” during emergencies. Eva Maria Gajek from Justus Liebig University Giessen is working in Jens Beckert and Isabell Stamm’s “Wealth and Social Inequality” group on the cultural history of wealth and the rich. Alexander Hoppe graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and is exploring how actors deal with uncertainty in the apparel global value chain. From Pryazovskyi State Technical University in Mariupol, Ukraine, Evelina Kamyshnykova is interested in migration as a result of the war in Ukraine and its economic consequences for the countries of the European Union. Saila Stausholm was previously at Copenhagen Business School and is working on aspects of corporate taxation and growth models as part of Lucio Baccaro’s research cluster. Another new member of the Political Economy Project Area is Dustin Voss from the London School of Economics and Political Science, who is interested in institutional change in the European financial systems.

Five visiting scholars join the MPIfG this winter semester. Daniel Roberts, Harvard University, is working on his project on middle-class closure. Ismael Puga from Universidad Central de Chile is interested in ideology, inequality, and legitimation. During her stay at the Institute, Lucie Kraepiel is continuing work on her dissertation comparing public policy in France and Germany based on the organization of outpatient care in cardiology. From Universidade Federal de Sergipe in Brazil, Maria Teresa Ruas Coelho is studying public debt management and tax legislation in Brazil in the context of how markets reshape states. Sebastián Carrasco Soto, Universidad Católica de Temuco, is a member of the Socioeconomic Transformations Observatory of the MPIfG in Chile, in which the Institute has been collaborating with four Chilean universities since November 2019. He and around forty fellow researchers at the Observatory investigate transformation processes in capitalism and democracy against a backdrop of financialization and digitalization, climate change, rising social inequality, and populism.

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