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New MPIfG Book: <em>Capital Claims: Power and Global Finance</em>

A new book edited by Benjamin Braun and Kai Koddenbrock, Capital Claims: Power and Global Finance (Routledge, 2023), is the latest title to be included in the MPIfG Books series. In an analysis of how global financialized capitalism operates and reproduces itself, the book explores the financial sector’s remarkable ability to maintain its dominance through even the most severe economic crises. more

Andreas Eisl Awarded Doctorate

In January 2023, Andreas Eisl successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at Sciences Po, Paris. In “The Politics of Budgetary Constraints: An Ideational Explanation for the Variation in National Fiscal Frameworks in the Eurozone” he explores these sets of fiscal rules and institutions and the significant and persistent variation that exists in their stringency, design, and timing between different countries in the eurozone. more

Isabell Stamm Joins Board of Directors of the Kohli Foundation for Sociology

Isabell Stamm, leader of the Business, Ownership, and Family Wealth research group at the MPIfG, has been appointed as the deputy chair of the Kohli Foundation for Sociology‘s board of directors. Founded in 2022 by the German sociologist Martin Kohli, the independent private foundation is dedicated to promoting sociology and its interdisciplinary connections and raising public awareness of sociology’s potential. more

Lisa Suckert Awarded <em>Sociological Review</em> Journal Article of the Year Prize

The Sociological Review has named Lisa Suckert’s “The Coronavirus and the Temporal Order of Capitalism: Sociological Observations and the Wisdom of a Children’s Book,” published in the journal in 2021, its “Journal Article of the Year.” The jury praised Suckert‘s approach to examining temporality, with one jury member describing it as “the most imaginative and insightful commentary I have read arising from the COVID-19 pandemic; a sociological parable for modern times.” more

Annika Holz Receives Doctorate

In December 2022, Annika Holz was awarded her doctorate by the University of Cologne. In her dissertation, “Politische Konditionalitäten in der EU: Vom Aufstieg neuer Governance-Instrumente in den Europäischen Struktur- und Investitionsfonds,” she explores the transformation of EU cohesion policy from a convergence-orientated redistributive policy into an instrument for the coordination of economic policies. more

Hannah Pool Is Visiting Fellow at Oxford Refugee Studies Centre

Hannah Pool is spending the months of January to March of this year as a visiting research fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), University of Oxford. Founded in 1982, the RSC is a world-class center for research and education in the area of forced migration and refugee studies. more

New MPIfG Book: <em>The Rise of Central Banks</em> by Leon Wansleben

A new book by MPIfG research group leader Leon Wansleben has recently been published by Harvard University Press. In The Rise of Central Banks: State Power in Financial Capitalism, the author explores how global finance has gone from crisis to crisis over the past decades, despite the growing influence of central banks and their promise of stability. more

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