2018-07-26Marina Hübner

Marina Hübner awarded doctorate

In June 2018, Marina Hübner was awarded her doctorate at the University of Cologne. Her dissertation on the political economy of European capital markets union argues that the unexpected political comeback of securitization and shadow banks needs to be analyzed in the broader context of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) macroeconomic governance reform. Mobilizing the market is a bet of European policymakers that an increase in the degree of private risk sharing within the EMU postpones the politically sensitive issue of form and extent of public fiscal risk sharing between euro countries. From 2014 to 2018, Marina Hübner was a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the MPIfG.


2018-07-19Director emeritus Fritz W. Scharpf

Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award for Fritz W. Scharpf

Fritz W. Scharpf has been awarded the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award for his pioneering research on the on the joint-decision trap and on multilevel governance in the European Union. The award honors outstanding scientific work in the fields of federalism and intergovernmental relations. It is awarded annually by the Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations section of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Scharpf, Emeritus Director at the MPIfG since 2003, has been observing developments in the effectiveness and legitimacy of European multi-level policy making since the mid-1980s. The award ceremony will take place in Boston on August 31, 2018.


2018-07-19Dr. Sebastian Kohl

Sebastian Kohl receives Bengt Turner Award

In June 2018, Sebastian Kohl received second prize in the Bengt Turner Award for his paper "More Mortgages, Less Housing? On the Paradoxical Effects of Housing Financialization on Housing Supply and Residential Capital Formation" presented at the European Network of Housing Research Conference. Up to 2014, Kohl was a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) later working as a postdoctoral researcher at the MPIfG. Following two years at the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Housing and Urban Research at Uppsala University in Sweden, Kohl is now a researcher at the MPIfG.


2018-07-19DFG Netzwerk workshop June 2018

Analytical field research: Workshop on the political sociology of transnational fields

Participation in political processes and other social fields is changing through the involvement of interested actors within and beyond a nation state. This creates new cross-border orders and fields of governance. How can such transnational socialization processes and the associated new forms of governance be understood and explained from a political sociology perspective? The scientific network on the political sociology of transnational fields, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), held its third workshop at the MPIfG from June 20-22, 2018, focusing on the analysis of transnationalism from a field perspective. The network brings together 18 young sociologists from all over Germany. In addition to the network members, Didier Bigo from King's College London and Sciences Po Paris, Larissa Buchholz from Northwestern University, Karim Fertikh from SAGE Université de Strasbourg, Didier Georgakakis from Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne and Richard Münch from Bamberg University presented their research on transnationalization processes.


2018-07-12Daniel Meyer

Daniel Meyer is doctoral candidate representative and member of the Doctoral Degrees Board at the University of Cologne

Daniel Meyer has been a doctoral candidate representative at the University of Cologne’s Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences since May 2018. As one of two representatives at the faculty, Meyer is a first point of contact for doctoral students and a spokesperson on their needs and interests. In his new function, he acts as a link between doctoral students, the Albertus Magnus Graduate Center, the faculty heads and the University of Cologne’s management. Meyer has also been elected to a 1-year term on the Doctoral  
Degrees Board of the same faculty. The Doctoral Degrees Board is responsible for implementing doctoral procedures at the faculty. Since 2016, Daniel Meyer has been a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), jointly run by the MPIfG and the University of Cologne.


2018-07-12Lucio Baccaro speaks at the conference

Growth Models and Macroeconomic Policy: International conference at the MPIfG

From May 23-25, 2018, an international conference at the MPIfG devoted itself to the role of growth models and dimensions of macroeconomic policy making. Various aspects of the topic were examined in five panel discussions: What is the political basis of growth models? What are key sectors and growth drivers? What role do financial markets play in macroeconomic policy-making and national growth strategies? And to what extent can bridges be built between comparative and international political economy? The concluding discussion addressed how the growth model agenda can be further developed with a view to theoretical diversity. Twenty-four representatives from the field of political economy took part in the conference organized by Lucio Baccaro and Alexander Spielau, and included scientists from Harvard University, Sciences Po Paris, the University of Geneva, Brown University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. conference website
project area "Political Economy of Growth Models"




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