Exploring the social and political foundations of modern economiesThe Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies conducts basic research on the governance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empirically based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by investigating the interrelation between economic, social and political action. Using primarily an institutional approach, it examines how markets and business organizations are embedded in historical, institutional, political and cultural frameworks, how they develop, and how their social contexts change over time. The institute seeks to build a bridge between theory and policy and to contribute to political debate on major challenges facing modern societies.
The MPIfG provides an attractive environment for postdoctoral researchers. It offers up to five postdoctoral fellowships a year. Postdoctoral fellows may do research on a topic of their choice. Their projects should relate to the substantive concerns of the institute's research program. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2014.