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Björn Bremer Joins Central European University

In fall of this year, Björn Bremer will take up an assistant professor post in the Department of Political Science at the Central European University (CEU) in Vienna. more

Ned Crowley Appointed Isaac Newton Trust Fellow

Ned Crowley is to take up an Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellowship and from fall 2023 will be affiliated with the Department of Sociology and Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge. more

The Pat and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

The 18th Summer Conference on Economy and Society of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) took place in Evanston, Illinois, in July this year.  more

Summer Conference of DGS Economic Sociology Section

The MPIfG was the venue for this year’s summer conference of the Economic Sociology Section of the German Sociological Association (DGS) on June 15 and 16. Fifteen scholars attended “Krisenwirtschaft, Kriegswirtschaft: Wirtschaftssoziologie in Zeiten des Umbruchs” in Cologne to discuss the challenges of the present “age of crisis.” more

MPIfG Hosts Conference on Politics of Central Banking

Twenty-five researchers from Germany and Europe gathered at the MPIfG in Cologne at the beginning of June for the conference “The Politics of Central Banking.” more

New MPIfG Book with Contributions by Jens Beckert, Colin Crouch, and Wolfgang Streeck

Wege aus dem Kapitalismus? is the title of a recently published book by Smail Rapic, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wuppertal, with leading figures from the fields of political economy and political sociology. more

Lukas Arndt Awarded Doctorate

In June, H. Lukas R. Arndt successfully defended his dissertation at the University of Cologne and Sciences Po, Paris. In “Linking Wealth and Power: Unity and Political Action of the World’s Wealthiest Families and the Corporate Elite,” Arndt set out to develop a framework for an analysis of capitalist classes in the twenty-first century. more

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