“Talking about Competition” @ SASE 2020

On 22 July 2020 Stephan Pühringer and Johanna Rath presented their paper “Talking about Competition. Discursive shifts in the economic imaginary of competition in public debates” at the virtual Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). The paper, which is joint work with Laura Porak is currently still work in progress, […]

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New paper on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on European divergence

This recent paper by Claudius Gräbner and his colleaques Philipp Heimberger and Jakob Kapeller explains the uneven consequences of the macroeconomic fallout from the Coronavirus and related economic policy responses. These factors are discussed against the background of an analysis of longer-term macroeconomic divergence in the Eurozone, an important reason for which is the increased […]

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New paper paper on the role of trust and social control in socioeconomic interactions

In their paper Trust and Social Control: Sources of Cooperation, Performance, and Stability in Informal Value Transfer Systems, which has been published in the journal Computational Economics, Claudius Gräbner (together with Alex Lascaux and Wolfram Elsner) study the relevance of trust and social control for the functioning of informal institutions of exchange, such as value […]

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New paper on labor market policies in Germany

In a new paper published in Critical Discourse Studies Stephan Pühringer together with Markus Griesser apply critical discourse analysis to examine the transmission of economic ideas into labor market policies. More specifically the paper compares interconnections between dominant economic thought and processes of policy-making in the area of labor market reforms in Germany in the […]

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New paper on macroeconomic divergence in the Eurozone

New paper by Claudius Gräbner The paper Is the Eurozone disintegrating? Macroeconomic divergence, structural polarisation, trade and fragility has now been published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics. The paper analyses macroeconomic developments in the Eurozone since its inception in 1999 and documents a process of divergence and polarisation that produces a ‘core-periphery’ structure among […]

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