News and Press Releases

Birthday Celebration at the MPIfG

A celebration in honor of Renate Mayntz’s 95th birthday in April this year was held at the MPIfG in Cologne and attended by current and former Institute employees, alumni, and associates. Joining the well-wishers in congratulating the MPIfG’s founding director, Jens Beckert, Wolfgang Streeck, and Rudolf Stichweh paid tribute in their speeches to the sociologist’s impressive body of work. more

Benjamin Braun Joins London School of Economics and Political Science

In September of this year, Benjamin Braun will take up a post as assistant professor of political economy at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. more

<span><span>Saila Stausholm Joins Copenhagen Business School</span></span>

After almost two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the MPIfG, Saila Stausholm is now returning to Copenhagen to join Copenhagen Business School (CBS). more

<span><span>New Visiting Researchers in Summer Semester 2024</span></span>

The MPIfG is welcoming five visiting researchers to the Institute in Cologne this summer. more

Second Research Network in Political Economy Workshop

The Research Network in Political Economy met at the beginning of May for its second workshop. Twenty researchers from Germany and the rest of Europe came to the MPIfG to present and discuss current political economy research. more

12th Joint Conference of the IW and MPIfG

On April 24, the German Economic Institute (IW) and the MPIfG convened for their 12th joint conference. Their main topic was social and economic resilience in the context of climate change. more

Scholar in Residence Lectures

Bașak Kuș, this year’s MPIfG Scholar in Residence, is to give a three-part lecture series ex-ploring how governments assess and manage risks. The Wesleyan University professor will show in her talks the critical role economic thinking plays in mitigating crises, whether fi-nancial, climate, or of democracy. more

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