Think tank

MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung

MPIfG

Cologne, Germany

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.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.mpifg.de/

Address:
Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung Paulstrasse 3 50676 Köln

Country:
Germany

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Germany, International
Operating languages
English , German

Organisation details

Year founded
1985
Age (years)
MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
 36
Germany average
 37
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Renate Mayntz
Founder gender: All female
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Prof. Dr. Lucio Baccaro
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
 59
Germany average
 76
Global average
 120
2017
MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
 113
2016
MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
 86
% Female staff
2019
MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
45% 
Germany average
47% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
36% 
Germany average
41% 
Global average
34% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
 876
Germany average
 147
Global average
 6,666
2016
MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
 880
2015
MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
 861

Social

Twitter
Followers (2019)
MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
 3,200
Germany average
 7,866
Global average
 15,113
Subscribers (2019)
MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
Germany average
Global average

Data notes

Last updated: 19/01/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: German Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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