Exploring the Social and Political Foundations of Modern EconomiesThe Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) conducts basic research on the governance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empirically based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by investigating the interrelation between economic, social, and political action.
Independent and Non-ProfitThe MPIfG is one of the more than eighty institutes of the Max Planck Society (MPG). The MPG is an independent, non-profit, non-university research organization that is primarily financed with public funds. Max Planck Institutes are independent and autonomous in the choice and pursuit of their research interests.
International CooperationThe MPIfG works closely with partners pursuing comparable research interests in the social sciences. Cooperation, interdisciplinary thinking, and worldwide networking between research institutions and researchers are prerequisites for excellent research and results.