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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Leon Wansleben


 
Dr. Leon Wansleben
Head of the Research Group on the Sociology of Public Finances and Debt
 
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-504
Fax: +49 221 2767-555


 

Research Interests

Sociology of financial markets and financialization; political sociology and theories of the state; sociological theory
 

Research Projects

Research Group on the Sociology of Public Finances and Debt
 

Selected Publications

Walter, Timo, and Leon Wansleben. 2019. "How Central Bankers Learned to Love Financialization: The Fed, the Bank and the Enlisting of Unfettered Markets in the Conduct of Monetary Policy." Socio-Economic Review, published online March 21, 2019.  
Wansleben, Leon. 2018. "How Expectations Became Governable: Institutional Change and the Performative Power of Central Banks." Theory and Society 47 (6): 773-803.  
Wansleben, Leon. 2018. "Luhmann without Society." Finance and Society 4 (2): 188-192.  
Wansleben, Leon. 2013. Cultures of Expertise in Global Currency Markets. London: Routledge.  
Wansleben, Leon. 2013. "'Dreaming with BRICs': Innovating the Classificatory Regimes of International Finance." Journal of Cultural Economy 6 (4): 453-471.  
Wansleben, Leon. 2011. "Wie wird bewertbar, ob ein Staat zu viele Schulden hat? Finanzexperten und ihr Bewertungswissen in der griechischen Schuldenkrise." Berliner Journal für Soziologie 21 (4): 495-519.

 

Vita

Jan. 2019-present Head of the Research Group on the Sociology of Public Finances and Debt, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
2014-2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science
2010-2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sociological Seminar, University of Lucerne
2010 Dr. rer. soc., Sociology, University of Konstanz
2007-2010 Doctoral Researcher, University of Konstanz

 

Awards and Honors (Selected)

2018: Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz  
2016: LSE Excellence in Education Award, London School of Economics and Political Science  
2014: Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione scholarship  
2012: Dissertation award “Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft,“ University of Konstanz
 

 
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