Past Events


 
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015
 

 

2018


 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 13:30
The Breakdown of Complex Societies
The Case of the Western Roman Empire
Wolfgang Streeck
Institute Seminar

 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 17:00
Imagine All the People
Literature, Society, and Cross-National Variation in Education Systems
Cathie Jo Martin, Boston University 
Public Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018
MPIfG Institutstag 2018
Instabile Ordnungen: Destabilisierung und Unsicherheit in Politik und Gesellschaft

Public Lecture
Podcasts

 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 17:00
The Promise of Measurability - a "Nightmare or a Noble Dream"?

Katja Langenbucher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt 
Public Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 18:30
Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy
Panel discussion hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science
Jens Beckert, Richard Bronk, Waltraud Schelkle, Ekaterina Svetlova, Adair Turner, George Gaskell
Public Lecture
Podcast

 
Friday, September 14, 2018 | 17:00
Max-Planck-Tag: Podiumsdiskussion in der Zentralbibliothek Köln
"Das soziale Europa - Vision oder Illusion?"

Public Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 17:00
LECTURE CANCELLED! Philanthrocapitalism, Economic Inequality and the Rise of Rich-to-Rich Giving

Linsey McGoey, University of Essex 
Public Lecture

 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 11:30
Leftism Reinvented
Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism
Stephanie L. Mudge, University of California Davis 
Forschungsseminar

 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 13:30
Imaginaries of National Decline and the Legitimation of Neoliberal Policies

Timur Ergen
Institute Seminar

 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 17:00
Magic in the Markets
Is Financial Market Forecasting a Form of Divination?
Stefan Leins, Universität Zürich 
Inhouse Lecture

 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 | 17:00
Die Offenheit des historischen Augenblicks: 1919 und die Neuordnung der Welt

Jörn Leonhard, Universität Freiburg 
Public Lecture
Podcast

 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 13:30
Social Complexity, Urban Policy and the Exhaustion of Solutionism in the United States, 1968-1988

Ariane Leendertz
Institute Seminar

 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 17:00
Predicting Individual Behavior
Scholar in Residence Lectures 2018 "Predicting the Future: From Augurs to Algorithms"
Akos Rona-Tas, University of California, San Diego 
Public Lecture
Podcast

 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 15:30
Before Trump
The Neoliberal-Illiberal Alliance of the WTO & IMF and SCO
Sonja Amadae
Inhouse Lecture

 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 17:00
Predicting the Social World in the Aggregate
Scholar in Residence Lectures 2018 "Predicting the Future: From Augurs to Algorithms"
Akos Rona-Tas, University of California, San Diego 
Public Lecture
Podcast

 
Monday, June 11, 2018 | 11:00
Organisational Survival from Communism to Post-Communism
Czech Youth and Environmental Organisations, 1948-2017
Inna Bell
Forschungsseminar

 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 16:30
ECB and the Euro Crisis

Athanasios Orphanides, MIT Management Sloan School 
Inhouse Lecture

 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 17:00
The Problem of Seeing the Future: Some Lessons from Predicting the Natural World
Scholar in Residence Lectures 2018 "Predicting the Future: From Augurs to Algorithms"
Akos Rona-Tas, University of California, San Diego 
Public Lecture
Podcast

 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 17:00
Reducing Uncertainty

Patrik Aspers, University of Uppsala 
Public Lecture
Podcast

 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Friday, May 25, 2018
Growth Models and the Politics of Macroeconomic Policy

Lucio Baccaro, Alexander Spielau
Conference
Website

 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 19:00
Imaginierte Zukunft
Fiktionale Erwartungen und die Dynamik des Kapitalismus. Moderation: Gert Scobel
Jens Beckert
Public Lecture
mehr

 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 to Saturday, May 5, 2018
The Dynamics of Capitalism: Inquiries to Marx on the Occasion of His 200th Birthday
Conference jointly organized by the MPIfG and the Hamburg Institute for Social Research

Conference
Website

 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 to Saturday, May 5, 2018
The Dynamics of Capitalism: Inquiries to Marx on the Occasion of His 200th Birthday
Gemeinsame Konferenz von MPIfG und HIS (Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung)

Conference
Podcasts

 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 13:30
Architectures of Hope
Citizenship, Consumption, and Class Mobility in Brazil’s Public Housing
Moisés Kopper
Forschungsseminar

 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 15:00
A Monetary Policy for Supporting Cooperation?
Exploring the Social Mechanisms of Money in the Sardex Case
Giacomo Bazzani
Forschungsseminar

 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 13:30
The Politics of Integration
Unbalanced Development of the European Monetary and Financial System
Sara Konoe
Forschungsseminar

 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 to Friday, February 16, 2018
Contested Futures and Temporalities of Capitalism
Kick-Off Conference of the Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life in Warsaw

Conference
Website

 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 17:00
The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity
Understanding the Euro Experiment
Waltraud Schelkle, London School of Economics and Political Science 
Public Lecture
Website

 

 

 

2017


 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 17:00
Gedanken zur Zukunft der Zukunftsgeschichte

Joachim Radkau, Universität Bielefeld 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 13:30
Just Intermediaries?
The Political Economy of Asset Management
Benjamin Braun
Institute Seminar

 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 bis Friday, November 17, 2017
MPIfG Institutstag 2017
Neue Wege in der Politischen Ökonomie

Lecture
Podcasts

 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 17:00
Auf der Suche nach der Problemlösungsfähigkeit der Politik
Fritz W. Scharpf im Gespräch mit Adalbert Hepp und Susanne K. Schmidt. Buchpräsentation im Rahmen des Institutstags 2017 des MPIfG

Lecture
Buchpräsentation

 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 13:30
Housing and Voting

Sebastian Kohl
Institute Seminar

 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | 14:30
Household Financial Devices

Mateusz Halawa, Marta Olcon-Kubicka
Forschungsseminar

 
Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 17:30
What, If Anything, Is "Illiberal Democracy"?

Jan-Werner Mueller, Princeton University 
Lecture
Website

 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 15:00
Legal Aspects of the Great Regression
Neo-Centralism, Inequality and Repression
Sebastián Martin
Forschungsseminar

 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 17:00
Dividends of Development
Securities Markets in the History of US Capitalism, 1866-1922
Mary O'Sullivan, Université de Genève 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 bis Wednesday, September 20, 2017
ERSCHÖPFTE DEMOKRATIE
#1#revolution ein theaterabend als angewandte utopieforschung | Aufführungen 14., 15., 16., 19. und 20. September 2017, jeweils 20 Uhr
theatergruppe 51grad zu Gast am MPIfG
Kunst und Kultur am MPIfG
mehr

 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 bis Friday, July 28, 2017
IMPRS Conference on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy
On the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the IMPRS-SPCE
Jens Beckert, MPIfG, André Kaiser, University of Cologne
Conference
Programm

 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 17:00
Staatsschuldenkrise und Finanzialisierung in Südeuropa

Alexander Nützenadel, Humboldt-Universität Berlin 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 bis Friday, July 14, 2017
The Making of Neoliberalism
Historical and Social Science Perspectives
Timur Ergen, Ariane Leendertz
Conference
Website

 
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 13:30
tbd

Helen Callaghan
Institute Seminar

 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 bis Friday, June 9, 2017
Governing through Financial Markets
The European Policy-Making State and Capital Markets Union
Benjamin Braun, Marina Hübner
Workshop

 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 bis Friday, June 2, 2017
Hinter den Spiegeln
Zur Bedeutung der Nachfrageseite für die Marktsoziologie
Lisa Suckert, Sarah Lens (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), Martin Bühler (Universität Luzern)
Conference

 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 17:00
Enrichment Economy and Profit

Luc Boltanski, Arnaud Esquerre, EHESS/CNRS, Paris
Lecture
Podcast

 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | 17:00
Transnational Corporations and Global Governance
Scholar in Residence Lecture Series: Rules and Rights in the Global Economy
Tim Bartley, Ohio State University 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 17:00
On the Frontiers of Rational Choice

Ivan Ermakoff, University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Lecture
more

 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 17:00
Rethinking Transnational Governance: Private Rules, Public Law, and Possibilities for Reform
Scholar in Residence Lectures Series: Rules and Rights in the Global Economy
Tim Bartley, Ohio State University 
Lecture
more

 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 17:00
Beyond Empty Spaces: Structure and Substance in the Implementation of Global Norms
Scholar in Residence Lectures Series: Rules and Rights in the Global Economy
Tim Bartley, Ohio State University 
Lecture
more

 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 13:30
tbd

Mark Lutter
Institute Seminar

 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 17:00
Vietnamese and Germans in the BRD and in the DDR

Peter van der Veer, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen
Lecture
more

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 17:00
Die "Économie des conventions"
Beiträge und Trends der neuen französischen Wirtschaftssoziologie
Rainer Diaz-Bone, Soziologisches Seminar, Universität Luzern 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 17:00
Firms as Political Entities
Diagnosis and Prospects
Isabelle Ferreras, Université catholique de Louvain 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 17:00
Brexistential Crisis?
Making Sense of British Politics after Brexit
Colin Hay, Sciences Po, Centre d'études européennes 
Lecture
Podcast

 

 

 

2016


 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 17:00
Soziale Normen jenseits sozialer Differenzierung

Christoph Möllers, Juristische Fakultät, Humboldt-Universität Berlin 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Monday, December 5, 2016 bis Monday, December 5, 2016
The Resilience of Finance Capitalism
Exploring the Role of Money, Capital, and Power
Kai Koddenbrock
Workshop
Website

 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 14:00
Future in Crisis
On Europe's Potential to Imagine a Better Economic Future
Lisa Suckert
Institute Seminar

 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 10:00
From the Crisis of Corporatism to the Crisis of Governance

Poul F. Kjaer
Forschungsseminar

 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 11:00
The Development of Fragmented Capitalism in South Eastern Europe

Martin Mendelski
Forschungsseminar

 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 bis Wednesday, November 30, 2016
ERSCHÖPFTE DEMOKRATIE - #1#REVOLUTION
Ein Theaterabend als angewandte Utopieforschung: Premiere 23.11.2016; weitere Vorstellungen: 25.11., 26.11., 28.11., 30.11.2016
Theatergruppe 51grad zu Gast am MPIfG
Kunst und Kultur am MPIfG
mehr

 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 bis Friday, November 18, 2016
MPIfG Institutstag 2016 - Wem gehört die Zukunft?
Kollektive Erwartungen in Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Politik

Lecture
Podcasts

 
Monday, November 7, 2016 | 17:00
The Rise and Decline of Urban Economies
Los Angeles and San Francisco since 1970
Michael Storper, Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 13:00
Population Ageing, Age Conflict and Politics
An Analysis of Public Opinion in Germany from a Global and Longitudinal Perspective
Achim Goerres
Forschungsseminar

 
Friday, July 15, 2016 | 17:00
Lost between Borders - Menschen auf der Flucht
Eröffnung Fotoausstellung
Hannah Pool, Felix Volkmar
Kunst und Kultur am MPIfG
mehr

 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 17:00
Book Launch - Imagined Futures: Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics
Jens Beckert's new book will be introduced and discussed by Francesco Boldizzoni, Arndt Sorge and Wolfgang Streeck.
Jens Beckert, MPIfG 
Lecture
more

 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Hat die Eurozone ein Deutschland-Problem?
Vortragsreihe Sommersemester 2016: "Eine Krise - neunzehn Perspektiven: Die Spaltung der Eurozone in der Wahrnehmung ihrer Teilnehmer"
Till van Treeck, Universität Duisburg-Essen 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 | 17:00
France and the Euro Crisis: A Tale of Two Narratives?
Lectures Series Summer Term 2016: "One Crisis - Nineteen Points of View: The Division of the Euro Area from Its Members' Perspective"
Francesco Saraceno, Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (OFCE), Sciences-Po, Paris 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 bis Friday, July 1, 2016
Losing Social Control?
New Perspectives on Cultural Transformations between 1965 and 1985
Ariane Leendertz, Martin Geyer (LMU)
Workshop

 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | 11:00
The Euro-Regime
A Gamble on Socio-Economic Transformation by Force
Fritz W. Scharpf
Institute Seminar

 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 bis Friday, June 10, 2016
Financial Innovation, Diffusion and Institutionalization
The Case of Securitization
Benjamin Braun, Marina Hübner, Tod Van Gunten
Workshop
more

 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | 17:00
Perceived Vulnerabilities and Policy Responses to the Great Recession in East Central Europe - CANCELLED
Lectures Series Summer Term 2016: "One Crisis - Nineteen Points of View: The Division of the Euro Area from Its Members' Perspective"
Béla Greskovits, Central European University, Budapest 
Lecture

 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 17:00
From Bad to Good Pupil? Italy's Journey (and Voice) through the Euro Crisis
Lectures Series Summer Term 2016: "One Crisis - Nineteen Points of View: The Division of the Euro Area from Its Members' Perspective"
Maurizio Ferrera, Università degli Studi di Milano 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 17:00
The Greek Disaster and the Future of the EMU
Lectures Series Summer Term 2016: "One Crisis - Nineteen Points of View: The Division of the Euro Area from Its Members' Perspective"
Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS, University of London 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 15:45
Are National Parliamentary Parties Devoted to Compliance with the European Semester?
Evidence from Germany and Austria
Aleksandra Maatsch
Forschungsseminar

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 13:30
The Future of Economic Growth in the 1980s
The American Industrial Policy Debate
Timur Ergen
Institute Seminar

 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 bis Friday, April 22, 2016
Inequality: The Wealth-Credit-Housing Nexus and Its Political Consequences

Jens Beckert, Tod Van Gunten, Olivier Godechot (MaxPo)
Conference
Program

 
Thursday, March 17, 2016 bis Friday, March 18, 2016
Economic Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives and Calculation
Joint conference with MaxPo and IEA, Paris
Jens Beckert, Richard Bronk (LSE)
Conference
more

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 17:00
Uncertainty and the Dangers of Monocultures in Regulation, Analysis and Practice

Richard Bronk, London School of Economics 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 09:00
Sociology in Cologne II: Cumulative Advantages
Workshop jointly organized by the MPIfG and the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne
Jens Beckert, Clemens Kroneberg (Universität zu Köln)
Workshop
Program

 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 17:00
Inequality, Status, and Subjective Well-Being

Art Alderson, Indiana University 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 17:00
Why the Federal Reserve Failed to See the Financial Crisis of 2008
The Role of "Macroeconomics" as Sense-Making and Cultural Frame
Neil Fligstein, University of California 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 | 17:00
From Cultural Purity to Segregated Inclusion
Subscribers to the New York Philharmonic in the Gilded Age
Shamus Khan, Columbia University 
Lecture
Podcast

 

 

 

2015


 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 17:00
The National Competitiveness Revolution and the Race to Below the Bottom

John Christensen, Tax Justice Network 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 11:00
Disembedded Markets and Society
Ambiguities in Polanyi's Analysis
Christoph Deutschmann
Inhouse Lecture

 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 13:30
The Geriatric Stage of Atlantic Capitalism
Postfordism in the UK, USA, and Germany
Matt Vidal
Inhouse Lecture

 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Faire Finanzindustrie

V. wissenschaftliche Tagung mit dem Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft
Conference
Programm

 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 bis Friday, November 6, 2015
Kinder, Arbeit und Konsum: Wie der Kapitalismus die Familie verändert
MPIfG Institutstag 2015

Lecture
Podcasts

 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 17:00
Tying Your Hands - and Getting Stuck
The Italian Political Economy Under the "External Constraint" Regime. Scholar in Residence Lecture Series "The Growth Model Perspective on Comparative Capitalism"
Lucio Baccaro
Lecture
Podcast

 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 17:00
Translation in Action
Global and Local Templates in Technology Entrepreneurship
Klaus Weber, Northwestern University 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 17:00
Weakening Institutions, Hardening Growth Model
The Liberalization of the German Political Economy. Scholar in Residence Lecture Series "The Growth Model Perspective on Comparative Capitalism"
Lucio Baccaro
Lecture
Podcast

 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | 17:00
Rethinking Comparative Political Economy
Growth Models and Distributive Dynamics. Scholar in Residence Lecture Series "The Growth Model Perspective on Comparative Capitalism"
Lucio Baccaro
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, July 9, 2015 | 17:00
Eine Problemgeschichte der Gegenwart schreiben
Beobachtungen im Niemandsland zwischen Politischer Ökonomie, Zeitgeschichte und Soziologie
Lutz Raphael, Universität Trier 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 17:00
Path Dependency and the Politics of Socialized Medicine

David Brady, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 13:30
Why Did Early Industrial Capitalists Suggest Minimum Wages and Social Insurance?

Alfred Reckendrees
Inhouse Lecture

 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | 17:00
Escaping Network Gravity: Relational Structures for Generating Novelty

Balazs Vedres, Central European University, Budapest 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 17:00
From Open Secrets to Secret Ballots
The Adoption of Political Reforms Protecting Electoral Autonomy
Isabela Mares, Columbia University 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 13:30
Understanding Comprehensive School Reforms
Insights from Comparative-Historical Sociology and Power Resources Theory
Katharina Sass
Inhouse Lecture

 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 17:00
Redistribution Preferences, Altruism and Group Heterogeneity in Industrialized Democracies

David Rueda, University of Oxford 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 17:00
Why Has Leading Macroeconomic Thinking Become Irrelevant?
Macroeconomics as a Profession
Robert Boyer, Institute of the Americas, Vanves, France
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 bis Friday, April 24, 2015
Das Gespenst der Unregierbarkeit und der Traum vom guten Regieren
Konzepte politischer Steuerung seit den 1970er Jahren
Ariane Leendertz, Martin Geyer, Ulrich Bröckling
Conference
Programm

 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 17:00
An Analytical History of Macroeconomic Theory since John Maynard Keynes

Robert Boyer, Institute of the Americas, Vanves, France
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 bis Friday, April 17, 2015
Politics and Society in the Age of Financialization
Workshop jointly organized by the MPIfG and MaxPo, Paris

Conference
Website

 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 17:00
Success and Crisis of European Integration
The Role of Economic Theory and Representations
Robert Boyer, Institute of the Americas, Vanves, France
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 13:30
The Role of Legitimation in the Diffusion of Innovations
New Insights to an Old Idea
Mark Lutter
Institute Seminar

 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 17:00
Innovation and the Contested Transformation of the US Political Economy

Fred Block, University of California, Davis 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 | 13:30
Neoliberalism in Sweden

Jenny Andersson, Centre d'études européennes (CEE), Paris 
Inhouse Lecture

 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 bis Friday, February 6, 2015
Interfaces between Legality and Illegality in Markets

Jens Beckert, Matías Dewey
Conference
Website

 
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 17:00
Setting the Habit of Capitalization

Fabian Muniesa, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation, Mines ParisTech 
Lecture
Podcast

 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 13:30
Capitalist Development and the Marketization of Corporate Control

Helen Callaghan
Institute Seminar

 

 

 

Types of events



 

Public lectures

are open to MPIfG researchers and the interested public. If you want to attend, please sign up at the reception desk in advance:
Tel: 0221 2767-0

 

Institute seminars, Research seminars, Inhouse lectures

can be project presentations or reports on completed projects.
- not open to the public -
 

Workshops, Conferences

are academic meetings with a set number of participants who are invited to attend based on their expertise. Others may be able to attend if the organizers give them permission.
- not open to the public -

 



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