2020-11-27Karlijn Roex

Journal Article Prize goes to Karlijn Roex

Karlijn Roex was awarded the 2020 Journal Article Prize by the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies during this year’s MPIfG Annual Colloquium in November. She received the prize for the article “Attitudes Towards Income Inequality: ‘Winners’ versus ‘Losers’ of the Perceived Meritocracy”, which was co-authored by Tim Huijts and Inge Sieben and published in 2019 in the journal Acta Sociologica. The 750-euro prize goes to the best article by an MPIfG researcher in a peer-reviewed journal. Roex was a doctoral student at the International International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) from 2014 to 2018.
 

 

 
2020-11-24Guadalupe Moreno

Guadalupe Moreno awarded doctorate

In November 2020, Guadalupe Moreno received her doctorate for “Working Fictions of Money: The Making of Currency (Dis)trust in Argentina (1880–2020).” In her dissertation, she analyzes the monetary crises in Argentina since the late nineteenth century. Special focus lies on the development of an explanation for monetary stability based on the concept of trust and the Argentinean central bank’s attempt between 2016 and 2018 to recover long-lost trust in the national currency with an inflation-targeting monetary regime. Combining a sociological perspective, which emphasizes the role of monetary habits and routines in the creation of monetary trust, and a political-economy perspective, which stresses that trust in money needs to be sociopolitically established, the project studies the process of creation and re-creation of monetary trust. Moreno was a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) from 2016 to 2020 and is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute. More information on her current research project can be found here.
 

 

 
2020-11-20Vanessa Endrejat

Vanessa Endrejat is new doctoral spokesperson

In October 2020, the IMPRS-SPCE doctoral researchers elected Vanessa Endrejat as their new spokesperson. She shares the role with Monica Bolelli. Vanessa Endrejat has been a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) since 2019.
 

 

 
2020-11-19Max Planck Online Workshop in Comparative Political Economy (MAX CPE)

Call for Papers: Max Planck Online Workshop in Comparative Political Economy (MAX CPE)

In January 2021, the Max Planck Online Workshop in Comparative Political Economy (MAX CPE) will be launched, a new monthly online seminar series in comparative political economy hosted by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG). Organizers of the seminar series are Arianna Tassinari, Björn Bremer, and Lucio Baccaro. The seminar series aims to provide researchers working on all aspects of comparative political economy broadly defined with a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research. Paper proposals can be submitted to maxcpe@mpifg.de by November 30, 2020. For more information, see the MAX CPE website or sign up to the mailing list.
 

 

 
2020-11-19MPIfG Annual Colloquium 2020

MPIfG Annual Colloquium 2020: The political and economic implications of the coronavirus pandemic

“The return of the state? The political and economic implications of the coronavirus pandemic” is the thematic focus of the 13th MPIfG Annual Colloquium from November 26 to 27, 2020. Experts from research and practice will discuss this new relationship between society, economy, and the state in the context of the pandemic and ask how a “new normal” can look beyond the current exceptional circumstances. The role of money and fiscal politics will be the central focus of Moritz Schularick’s opening lecture. In a panel discussion, Karl-Uwe Bütof (MWIDE NRW), IHK Köln president Nicole Grünewald, Achim Truger (German Council of Economic Experts), and the chairperson of the DGB NRW Anja Weber will speak about ways to get out of the current crisis. Other talks will address the effects that the crisis has had on the political economy of the euro zone and analyze the societal changes that bring with them new alliances and conflicts, for example with regard to gender. The Annual Colloquium is a public event which is organized jointly by the MPIfG and the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the MPIfG. This year it will take place online. Program
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2020-11-15Petra Küchenmeister

Petra Küchenmeister retires after 18 years at the MPIfG

At the end of October 2020, Petra Küchenmeister officially went into retirement after 18 years at the MPIfG. She came to the Institute in 2002 when she took over the academic secretary’s office of Wolfgang Streeck. In 2006 she moved to the Managing Director’s secretary’s office and in 2012 also took on the overall management of the academic secretaries’ offices at the MPIfG. Her successor in both functions is Enke Otte-Wiese, who has been working in the visitors’ liaison office at the Institute since 2017.
 

 

 
2020-10-23New researchers in fall 2020

New researchers in fall 2020

Arianna Tassinari joined the MPIfG as a Senior Researcher in October 2020. Previously she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. Her research at the MPIfG will focus on the political economy of post-crisis growth trajectories in the EU periphery. Her work will be part of the project area Political Economy of Growth Models led by Lucio Baccaro.

Kathleen Griesbach, previously at Columbia University, started her work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute in October. Her work explores the precarious working conditions of contingent workers in the agricultural and oil sector and their struggles in the face of job instability. Georg Rilinger, formerly at the University of Chicago, also took up his post as a postdoctoral researcher at the MPIfG. His research topic is the prospects and limits of market design as centralized planning. Both researchers joined the project area Sociology of Markets led by Jens Beckert.

The MPIfG also welcomed Christoph Rausch, Associate Professor at University College Maastricht, to the Institute as a visiting researcher. During his stay in October and November, he will work on his book about the emergence and proliferation of freeports for art storage and the financialization of art as an investment.
 

 

 
2020-10-22This year the IMPRS-SPCE welcomes ten new researchers to the doctoral program

New doctoral students at the IMPRS-SPCE in fall 2020

This year the MPIfG welcomes ten new researchers to the doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE): Tobias Arbogast graduated from SOAS University of London and was previously a trainee at the Deutsche Bundesbank; Ceren Çevik, previously Goethe University Frankfurt; Hanna Doose, formerly at the University of Cologne; Stephan Gruber, a graduate from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; Maximilian Kiecker, previously at the University of Leiden; Camilla Locatelli, formerly at the University of Amsterdam; Marco Oberti, from Freie Universität Berlin; Danielle Pullan, previously at the University of Cologne; Elizabeth Soer, formerly at the University of Pretoria; Clara Baumann, who joined the IMPRS-SPCE in 2019 as a predoctoral student. The new doctoral students started working on their dissertation projects in early October. The IMPRS-SPCE is a joint international doctoral program of the MPIfG, the University of Cologne, and the University of Duisburg-Essen. Twenty-five doctoral students are currently enrolled in the program.
 

 

 
2020-10-12Christopher Schrader

MPIfG Journalist in Residence: Christopher Schrader

The freelance science journalist Christopher Schrader is continuing his stay as Journalist in Residence at the MPIfG in October and November 2020. The subject of his research is the transformation of the economy and society in the climate crisis. With its Journalist in Residence Fellowship, the MPIfG offers journalists the opportunity to spend up to three months at the Institute and aims to strengthen the transfer of knowledge between the social sciences and society and encourage coverage of sociopolitical issues in the press.
 

 

 
2020-10-02Call for Abstracts: IMPRS-SPCE Virtual Doctoral Conference

Call for Abstracts: Virtual IMPRS-SPCE conference in March 2021

The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) is hosting a virtual doctoral conference from March 24 to 26, 2021. The First Doctoral Conference on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy is organized by the doctoral researchers of the IMPRS-SPCE. The online event aims to give doctoral students whose research addresses the complex linkages between economic and social action the opportunity to present their work and receive constructive feedback from an audience of peers. Interested doctoral students can submit abstracts by November 8, 2020. More information can be found in the Call for Abstracts. The IMPRS-SPCE is a joint international doctoral program of the MPIfG, the University of Cologne, and the University of Duisburg-Essen.
 

 

 
2020-10-01Lisa Suckert

Lisa Suckert wins Hertie Foundation essay award

Lisa Suckert, who has been a Senior Researcher at the MPIfG since 2016, has received third place in the essay award of the Hertie Foundation and WirtschaftsWoche. The award distinguishes outstanding essays on the topic of democracy and economy. In her text, Suckert explores the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the capitalist time regime by drawing on Michael Ende’s classic German children’s book “Momo.” The essay was published in WirtschaftsWoche and is available on the Hertie Foundation website.

 

 

 
2020-09-30Sarah Berens

Sarah Berens is Assistant Professor at the University of Innsbruck

Since May 2020, Sarah Berens, who was a doctoral student at the IMPRS-SPCE from 2010 to 2013, has been Assistant Professor (tenure track) for Political Economy at the University of Innsbruck. Previously she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics at the University of Cologne. During her time at the MPIfG, Berens investigated what influence structural uncertainty, dysfunctional systems of law and government finance, inequality, and mass employment within the informal economy have on social policy preferences.
 

 

 

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