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Project Area
Sociology of Markets


Introduction to "Sociology of Markets"
Jens Beckert


How Are Markets Possible?
Jens Beckert

The Future in Economic Action

Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics
Jens Beckert
Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy
Jens Beckert and Richard Bronk (London School of Economics and Political Science)
The Greek Sovereign Debt Crisis
Jens Beckert with Lukas Arndt
How to Study the Future
Jens Beckert and Lisa Suckert
The Rise of Economic Expertise in EU Merger Control
Sebastian Billows
Asset-Manager Capitalism and Patient Capital
Benjamin Braun
The Politics of Deindustrialization
Timur Ergen
Brexit: Futures Drifting Apart
Lisa Suckert
Imagining the Future in the Face of Crisis
Lisa Suckert

The Emergence of Markets

The Emergence of the Life Sciences Field
Jacob Habinek
The Political Economy of the Private Insurance Industry
Sebastian Kohl
Class Mobility in Brazil’s Public Housing Policy
Moisés Kopper
The Privatization of French State Property
Marie Piganiol

Illegal Markets

Illegal Markets under Crisis Conditions
Matías Dewey


Project Area
Political Economy of Growth Models


Introduction to "Political Economy of Growth Models"
Lucio Baccaro
The Political Economy of Growth Models
Lucio Baccaro


Project Area
Research Group on the Political Economy of European Integration


Introduction to "Political Economy of European Integration"
Martin Höpner
The Dynamics of "Integration through Law"
Martin Höpner
Wage Setting in the Eurozone
Martin Höpner
Wage Dynamics in Public Sectors
Donato Di Carlo (doctoral project)
The Politics of Budgetary Constraints
Andreas Eisl (doctoral project)
The Political Economy of European Capital Markets Union
Marina Hübner (doctoral project)
Market Societies in Central and Eastern Europe
Martin Mendelski
Crisis Resolution in European Economic Integration
Alexander Spielau


Project Area
Research Group on the Transnational Diffusion of Innovation


Introduction to "Transnational Diffusion of Innovation"
Mark Lutter
The Role of Legitimation in the Diffusion of Innovations
Mark Lutter
"Winner-Take-All" Markets in the Creative Industries
Mark Lutter
The Werther Effect of Celebrity Suicides
Mark Lutter and Karlijn Roex
Changing Food Habits and Ideologies
Laura Einhorn (doctoral project)
The Impact of the Economy on Suicide
Karlijn Roex (doctoral project)
The Organizational Ecology of Consecrated Life
Nico Sonntag (doctoral project)


Project Area
Research Group on the Economization of the Social and the History of Complexity


Introduction to "The Economization of the Social"
Ariane Leendertz
Social Complexity and Global Interdependence
Ariane Leendertz
Economies and Environments in the Long 1970s
Gregory Ferguson-Cradler
Reorganizing the Political: Business Consultants in the Public Sector
Alina Marktanner (doctoral project)
Transforming the Field of Work: The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
Daniel Monninger (doctoral project)


Project Area
IMPRS-SPCE Doctoral Program: Dissertation Projects


Women’s Political Representation in the Post-Soviet Space
Kristina Gushchina
The Formation of the Market for Bioplastics
Alexandra Hees
The Making of Career Aspirations in Business Schools
Daniel Meyer
How Do the Middle Classes Cope with Monetary Instability?
Guadalupe Moreno
The Market for Egg Freezing
Dennis Mwaura
Hosting Offshore Finance in the Netherlands
Arjan Reurink


Project Area
Emeriti Projects


Global Financial Regulatory Reform
Renate Mayntz
Normative Foundations and Limits of Political Legitimacy
Fritz W. Scharpf
The Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism
Wolfgang Streeck


Project Area
Further Projects


Child Protection in Comparative Perspective
Ipek Göçmen
Glocalized Environmentalism in Religious Orders
Jiska Gojowczyk


Project Area
Projects by Visiting Researchers


Why Use a Complementary Currency?
Giacomo Bazzani
The German Contribution to New Economic Sociology
John Wilkinson
Money Laundering and Legal Compliance
Craig Zabala

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MPIfG - Research Projects at the MPIfG | [Last updated 2018-02-28]