Max Planck Online Workshop in Comparative Political Economy

Online seminar series | Start January 2021

Call for Papers

The Max Planck Online Workshop in Comparative Political Economy (MAX CPE) is a new 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. Inspired by the success of online seminars in neighboring fields, this new online seminar series aims to foster exchanges, connections, and conversations in the global community of scholars of Comparative Political Economy (CPE) and beyond.

MAX CPE will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research in CPE, taking advantage of the online format to transcend the usual territorial boundaries even beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite proposals for 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.

The seminar series is open to comparative political economy scholarship focusing on all geographical and historical contexts. We welcome proposals for papers on diverse themes such as comparative capitalism, financialization, inequality, industrial 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 we especially encourage contributions from early career scholars, women, people of color, and other under-represented groups in the discipline.

The seminar series will be launched in January 2021. Seminars will be scheduled monthly and last 90 minutes. After a presentation lasting around 30 minutes, a discussant will provide 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.

If you would like to present a paper, please send a proposed title, an abstract of 300 words, and (if available) a working paper by 30 November 2020 to

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Arianna Tassinari

Björn Bremer

Lucio Baccaro


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