Exploring the social and political foundations of modern economies

The 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.
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Book review: "Uncertain Futures"

Review by Ekaterina Svetlova on LSE Blogs
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International doctoral program

The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), jointly conducted by the MPIfG, the University of Cologne, and the University of Duisburg-Essen invites excellent candidates to apply for doctoral positions in economic sociology, comparative political economy, and organization studies. The IMPRS-SPCE also offers a joint doctoral program with Sciences Po Paris. Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2019.
Doctoral Program (PDF)
Doctoral Positions in Sociology of Public Finances and Debt (PDF)
Doctoral Grants in Transnational Governance of Labor (PDF)

Europe and Brexit


"Emphasize social and joint culture"
Interview with Lisa Suckert
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CfA: States, Sectors, Firms, Growth



Joint PhD Seminar at Sciences Po, Paris.
Apply by March 15, 2019
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