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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Streeck

Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Streeck
Emeritus Director
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-202
Fax: +49 221 2767-402

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Research Interests

Political economy of modern capitalism; institutional change; labor markets and labor relations

Research Projects

Wolfgang Streeck's Blog

Selected Publications

Streeck, Wolfgang. 2020. Critical Encounters: Capitalism, Democracy, Ideas. London: Verso.  
Streeck, Wolfgang. 2017. Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism. Second edition, with a new preface. Translated by Patrick Camiller and David Fernbach. London: Verso.  
Streeck, Wolfgang. 2016. How Will Capitalism End? Essays on a Failing System. Brooklyn: Verso.  
Streeck, Wolfgang. 2013. Gekaufte Zeit: Die vertagte Krise des demokratischen Kapitalismus. Berlin: Suhrkamp. Erweiterte Taschenbuchausgabe, 2015.  
Streeck, Wolfgang., and Armin Schäfer (eds.). 2013. Politics in the Age of Austerity. Cambridge: Polity.  
Streeck, Wolfgang. 2009. Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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2014-present Research on the political economy of modern capitalism
2014 Retirement as Director
1995-2014 Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
1999-2014 Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Economics and Social Science, University of Cologne
1988-1995 Professor of Sociology and Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1980-1988 Senior fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
1986 Habilitation in sociology, University of Bielefeld
1980 Dr. phil., Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
1976-1980 Research Fellow, International Institute of Management, Berlin
1974-1976 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent for sociology, University of Münster, Department of Economics and Social Sciences
1972-1974 Graduate student of sociology, Columbia University
1972 Diplom in sociology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main


Professional Activities (Selected)

Chief Editor, Socio-Economic Review (2007-2012)

Awards and Honors (Selected)

Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences  
Member, Academia Europaea  
Doctor of Science honoris causa, University of Birmingham  
Doctor scienticarum politicarum honoris causa, University of Southern Denmark, Odense  
Honorary Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)  
Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana

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