Max Planck Online Workshop in Comparative Political Economy (MAX CPE)

Online seminar series

Topic and Goal

The Max Planck Online Workshop in Comparative Political Economy (MAX CPE) is an online seminar series in Comparative Political Economy, hosted by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and coordinated by Arianna Tassinari, Björn Bremer, and Lucio Baccaro.

The seminar series was launched in January 2021 to foster exchanges, connections, and conversations in the global community of scholars of Comparative Political Economy (CPE) and beyond. MAX CPE provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research in Comparative Political Economy, taking advantage of the online format to transcend the usual territorial boundaries.

After a successful first round of seminars in the first half of 2021, the MAX CPE seminar series continues in September 2021. We have again assembled paper presentations from scholars working on all aspects of Comparative Political Economy, broadly understood as the comparative study of advanced and emerging capitalist political economies, underpinned by a common concern with embedding the analysis of economic phenomena within the social and political realms.

Open to comparative political economy scholarship focusing on all geographical and historical contexts, the workshop includes papers on diverse themes such as comparative capitalism, financialization, inequality, labor markets and labor relations, growth models, welfare states and social policy, as well as topics at the intersection between comparative and international political economy.

We are committed to the principles of methodological and theoretical pluralism and have especially encouraged early career scholars, women, people of color, and other under-represented groups in the discipline to contribute.

Seminars are scheduled monthly and last 90 minutes. After a presentation of around 30 minutes, a discussant provides initial comments, followed by time for questions and further comments. Papers will be circulated in advance to registered participants, and we aim to build a network of regular participants.



Arianna Tassinari

Björn Bremer

Lucio Baccaro


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