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New staff and guests at the MPIfG this fall

In October 2017, there are four new postdoctoral researchers at the MPIfG: Sebastian Billows and Marie Piganiol, both formerly of Sciences Po, are part of the project area "Sociology of Markets"; Billows addresses the increasing importance of economic expertise in EU merger control, while Piganiol examines the privatization of French state property. Jiska Gojowczyk will deepen her knowledge of the glocalization of religious environmental protection goals gained in her dissertation. Ïpek Göçmen, formerly of Bogaziçi Universität, Istanbul, will investigate national child protection systems in Europe.  
Additionally, the MPIfG has welcomed six guest researchers: Giacomo Bazzani, University of Turin, analyzes the use of complementary currencies and their economic and social impacts; Wolfgang Günther, Leipzig University, researches the declaration of general applicability of collective wage agreements; Mateusz Halawa, a researcher at the Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, examines the rise of mortgage credit in Poland; and Marta Olcon-Kubicka, also a researcher at the Max Planck Partner Group in Warsaw, investigates money and family practices among young middle-class households in Poland. Moisés Kopper, University of São Paulo, examines the intersection of new forms of political participation, citizen movements, and consumption in modern Brazil, while Anne Schotel, a doctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam, investigates the political representation of gender and sexuality in major cities in Germany and the Netherlands.  
Sebastian Kohl, previously of Uppsala University, is a new research fellow in the research group "Sociology of Markets." He will address the political economy of the private insurance industry.

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