2021-02-16Kathleen Thelen

Kathleen Thelen receives Friedrich Schiedel Prize

Kathleen Thelen, Ford Professor of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an External Scientific Member of the MPIfG, was awarded the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics and Technology in December 2020. The prize especially recognizes her work on the regulation of new technologies and large technology companies. Worth 30,000 euro, the prize is awarded annually by the Friedrich Schiedel Foundation, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the TUM.


2021-02-16Lisa Suckert

Lisa Suckert elected to board of Economic Sociology Section

In December 2020, Lisa Suckert, Senior Researcher at the MPIfG, was elected to the board of the Economic Sociology Section of the German Sociological Association (DGS) for 2021/22. The Economic Sociology Section aims to bring together teaching and research in the field of Economic Sociology in Germany, support academic collaboration and communication, and contribute to the greater visibility of research being conducted in the field in Germany.



MPIfG is a member of the Council for European Studies

Since January 2021, the MPIfG has been a member of the Council for European Studies (CES). Based at Columbia University in New York, the CES has as its goal to produce, support, and recognize outstanding, multidisciplinary research on Europe through a wide range of programs and initiatives, including fellowships and grants, publications, events, and awards.



Online Workshop: The Politics of Macroeconomic Policies

Around forty researchers took part in the online workshop “The Politics of Macroeconomic Policies” hosted by the MPIfG in January 2021. The starting point of the workshop was the way in which cumulative events have cast doubt on technocratic approaches to economic policy and led to an unusual degree of politicization. The workshop brought together scholars working in the forefront of the field with the aim of encouraging novel theoretical approaches and empirical insights into the study of the process by which economic policy is formulated and its relationship with politics. The event was organized by Björn Bremer, Senior Researcher at the Institute, and MPIFG director Lucio Baccaro. Workshop website



2021-02-12Donato Di Carlo

Donato Di Carlo is a Max Weber Fellow 2020/21 at EUI

MPIfG researcher Donato Di Carlo has been a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence since September 2020. Di Carlo was a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) from 2015 to 2019 and remained at the MPIfG as a postdoctoral researcher. After his time at EUI, he will return to the Institute in fall 2021.



Hannah Pool awarded Charlemagne Prize Academy Fellowship 2020/21

Hannah Pool, a doctoral student in the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), has been a Fellow of the Charlemagne Prize Academy since November 2020. The Charlemagne Prize Fellowship is an endowed one-year program of the Charlemagne Prize Academy and supports innovative research on the future of Europe. The Fellowships are worth 25,000 euro and awarded to university graduates, young professionals, or employees of academic, political, economic, or cultural organizations. Hannah Pool’s research will consider the effects of movement on solidarity within the European Union.


2021-02-10Claudia Werner

Claudia Werner reelected as Equal Opportunities Officer

Claudia Werner, responsible for the academic secretary’s offices of Lucio Baccaro and Wolfgang Streeck, was reelected as Equal Opportunities Officer at the MPIfG at the end of November 2020. Her deputy is Arianna Tassinari, who has been a Senior Researcher at the Institute since 2020. The Equal Opportunities Officer and her deputy are active in promoting equal opportunities, gender equality, and sensitivity to gender issues at the Institute.



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