MaxPo is led by two co-directors - Jenny Andersson and Olivier Godechot - who serve as research group leaders supervising up to three doctoral students. Both co-directors are professors at Sciences Po in Paris.
Jenny Andersson is an economic historian and CNRS Research Professor at the Center for European Studies (CEE), Paris. She is an ERC Principal Investigator of FUTUREPOL, a Sciences Po project on the political history of the future, knowledge production and future governance in the post-war period.
Jenny Andersson holds a PhD in Economic History from Uppsala University (2003). She was a post-doctoral fellow and a visiting scholar at the European University Institute, Florence, and at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University.
At MaxPo, she will continue her research on the role of the future for economic action and the conditions of political action for a post-crisis age, investigating forms of forecast, scenarios, and future anticipation in extending key forms of interests and value orders into time, and the role of forecasting expertise in this process. She will establish an interdisciplinary research group between history and political science examining the conditions of political action for a post-crisis age, focusing in particular on the effects of austerity on the Left–Right divide.opener
Olivier Godechot is an economic sociologist interested in the study of labor markets, especially finance and academic labor markets, as a means to understand the development of unequal exchange relations at work and their impact on the dynamics of inequality.
He has studied the division of labor and ordinary rationalities in a trading room and compensation mechanisms in the financial industry. Extending his interest in labor markets to academia, he has also examined university hiring, in particular the impact of networks on recruitment. He has published four books on finance, labor markets, and traders.
At MaxPo, he directs a research group on the issue of financialization in modern societies, with a special interest in mobility in financial labor markets and their effects on broader inequalities.opener
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Lisa Kastner holds a binational PhD from Sciences Po and the University of Cologne (2016) and a Master degree in European Studies from the University of Bath, the University of Washington, and Sciences Po Paris in 2011.
Her research focuses on international and comparative political economy and the politics of financial markets, in particular in the United States and the European Union. In her dissertation she examined the role of non-state actors in financial regulatory reform debates in the EU and the US.opener
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Andrés Chiriboga holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the Pontifical Catholic University in Quito, Ecuador, and
Master's degrees in Finance from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and in Economic Sociology from the London School
of Economics and Political Science.
He has worked in the economic policy and regulation area for the last ten years as an advisor and consultant to several public institutions. He is currently a member of the Council for Economic and Financial Policy and Regulation, representing the Ministry of Planning of Ecuador. His research explores how economic, social, political, and cultural factors interact and have influenced the (under) development of the Ecuadorian Securities Market, contributing to a concentration of power among traditional economic and political actors and to inequality in access to financing in the country.opener
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Andreas Eisl holds Master’s degrees in Political Science and Geography from the University of Salzburg.
His research investigates the interplay between the political and the economic sphere, focusing on the role of public debt and fiscal policies. In his PhD thesis, Eisl will explore the effects of debt brakes and related austerity measures on political action and legitimacy in the European context.opener
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Francesco Findeisen studied Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy at Humboldt University Berlin, New York University (NYU),
and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
His research explores the history and social consequences of infrastructure finance and its interrelations with infrastructure funding. It focuses on the UK and the City of London.opener
Anne van der Graaf
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Anne van der Graaf holds a Master of Science in Research Sociology from the University of Edinburgh and Bachelor degrees in both Sociology and
Econometrics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
This dual training led her to the sociology of finance, which she pursued in her Sociology masters at the University of Edinburgh. For her master thesis she investigated the nationalization of Dutch bank SNS Reaal, where she looked at the reasoning behind the risk and consequence distribution. Her work experience includes the co-creation of a pricing tool for SME financing and model synchronization of project financing for renewable energy at Triodos Bank (The Netherlands).opener
Troels Magelund Krarup holds a Master in Sociology (2012), a Bachelor in Sociology (2009) and a Bachelor in Political Science (2007) from the University of Copenhagen
and Aarhus University, Denmark.
His research project focuses on money as a social phenomenon and its role in dividing various social spheres, notably market and non-market. He has previously worked as a research assistant at Aalborg University and Aarhus University, Denmark, and has published articles on Danish alcohol policy and culture, the Dansih bureaucratic elite, and the sociology of Bruno Latour.opener
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Shi-Rong Lee received her MPhil in Sociology from the University of Cambridge, a BS in Psychology and a BA in Sociology from the National Taiwan University.
Her research interests include political economy, work and organizations, social networks, health, and life course studies. Lee’s dissertation explores how financialization and the discourse of shareholder value influence labor market inequality in China and Taiwan.opener
Apolline Taillandier holds a master's degree in political theory from Sciences Po Paris.
Her research focuses on transhumanist networks and predictions about a "posthuman" era. In her master’s thesis, she studied the historical origins of transhumanism and the role played by transhumanism in the justification of liberal eugenics. Within the framework of MaxPo's research project "The Power of the Future: Conditions of Political Possibility for a Post-Crisis Era," she will investigate the sociohistorical emergence and transnational evolution of contemporary transhumanist ideas and movements and seek to understand how economic actors and academics contribute to the legitimation of transhumanism and to the construction of "posthuman" futures. She will pay particular attention to market actors such as Google and Humanity+.opener
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Pablo Zamith holds a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Lausanne and an interdisciplinary Master degree in Social Sciences
from the EHESS and École normale supérieure.
This year, he will be pursuing a "cotutelle" PhD in Sociology, under the joint supervision of Olivier Godechot, at Sciences Po Paris, and Paul Sabourin, at the University of Montreal. Based on a multi-sited fieldwork in Canada, France and Switzerland, his doctoral thesis focuses on socialization processes in higher education and on the formation of economic opinions and attitudes.opener
MaxPo’s Associate Fellows are scholars whose work is tightly linked with the MaxPo research groups and who continue to develop its scientific activities in cooperation with the co-directors.
Marion Fourcade is Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Berkeley. She is the author of Economists and Societies (Princeton University Press 2009) and currently works on classification and markets, with a specific focus on wine and credit. She was Co-Director of the Max Planck Sciences Po Centers on Coping with Instability in Market Societies between 2012 and 2013.
Cornelia Woll is a political scientist. Her research focuses on international and comparative political economy, in particular regulatory issues in the European Union and the United States. She has been Co-Director of the Max Planck Sciences Po Centers on Coping with Instability in Market Societies since its founding in 2012.
Junior Associate Fellows
Stéphane Guittet holds a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po and is currently leading research in Financial Regulation with regards to derivative markets.
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