MPIfG Podcast: “The Logic of Credit - How and Why Credit Rating Agencies Exercise Power within Global Governance” by Zsófia Barta
The lecture explains how rating agencies assign country ratings and why they penalize certain political decisions. How do they influence politics and how do these unelected, unaccountable, profit-oriented institutions manage to manifest their power? Especially towards institutions at the top of global governance such as the IMF or the World Bank.
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MPIfG Discussion Paper: The Sunshine Problem - Climate Change and Managed Decline in the European Union
Decarbonization requires the winding-down of – economically – fully viable, if not highly prosperous, lines of economic activity. Timur Ergen und Luuk Schmitz show by investigating the least-likely case of the European Union that this problem has created a space for state actors to experiment with vertical industrial policies to manage the reallocation of resources from polluting to non-polluting activities.


Wege aus dem Kapitalismus? Autorengespräche mit Colin Crouch, Nancy Fraser, Claus Offe, Wolfgang Streeck und Joseph Vogl
Austerity from the Left: Social Democratic Parties in the Shadow of the Great Recession
Dealing in Uncertainty: Insurance in the Age of Finance
The Rise of Central Banks: State Power in Financial Capitalism
Behördenconsulting: Unternehmensberater in der öffentlichen Verwaltung der Bundesrepublik, 1970er- bis 2000er-Jahre
Capital Claims: Power and Global Finance
Democracy at Work: Contract, Status and Post-Industrial Justice
Architectures of Hope: Infrastructural Citizenship and Class Mobility in Brazil’s Public Housing
Der erschöpfte Staat: Eine andere Geschichte des Neoliberalismus
Diminishing Returns: The New Politics of Growth and Stagnation
Recoding Power: Tactics for Mobilizing Tech Workers
Zwischen Globalismus und Demokratie: Politische Ökonomie im ausgehenden Neoliberalismus
Critical Encounters: Capitalism, Democracy, Ideas
Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy
Neoliberal Resilience: Lessons in Democracy and Development from Latin America and Eastern Europe
MPIfG Discussion Papers
MPIfG Discussion Papers present results from ongoing research and contribute to current scholarly and public debate. They are subject to internal peer review and published open access.
MPIfG Journal Articles
Articles by MPIfG researchers that have previously been published in peer-reviewed journals are published online in the MPIfG Journal Articles series.
Di Carlo, Donato, Oscar Molina
Same Same but Different? The Mediterranean Growth Regime and Public Sector Wage-Setting before and after the Sovereign Debt Crisis. In: European Journal of Industrial Relations 30(1), 2024, 31–53.
Growth Models and Central Banking: Dominant Coalitions, Organizational Sense-Making, and Conservative Policy Innovations at the Bundesbank and Fed. In: Review of International Political Economy 31(1), 2024, 124–148.

Words and Distinctions for the Common Good

Gabriel Abend
Apr 10, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Local Time Germany)

The End of History and the Last European

Michael A. Wilkinson
Apr 24, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Local Time Germany)

Building State Power through Border Control and Immigration Enforcement

Kimberly Morgan
Jun 11, 2024 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
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