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Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

Max Weber Fellows launch lecture programme with distinguished scholars

In October, the EUI's Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies (MWP) will kick off its prestigious annual lecture series for the academic year 2023-2024.

28 September 2023 | Event


The first event, scheduled for 4 October at the Badia Fiesolana, will host Ramon Marimon, Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Part-time Professor at the EUI Department of Economics. The lecture is entitled 'Historical evolution and dynamic mechanism design: the macroeconomics of the EU'.

"The monthly Max Weber Lectures have been the main regular event of the Max Weber Programme with the aim to invite distinguished scholars from all the four disciplines of the EUI to give lectures on themes of broad intellectual interest to an interdisciplinary EUI audience," explains Juho Härkönen, Director of the Max Weber Programme. "It is also an opportunity to discuss individual work, research, and topical issues with the speakers in an informal setting."

Notably, the first lecture of the academic year will be delivered by Professor Marimon, who served as the first Director of the Max Weber Programme (2006 – 2013) and launched the first annual lecture series.

The Max Weber Lectures are followed by a dedicated masterclass, open to the fellows and researchers at the EUI, to engage more deeply with the speaker's work. Professor Marimon will deliver the masterclass on 5 October with the lecture entitled 'On the design of a Financial Stability Fund and a Lender of Last Resource as a Constrained Efficient Mechanism'.

Upcoming Max Weber Lectures

After the October lecture, the Fellows will host professors from Bocconi University, Columbia Law School, and New York University. The upcoming lecture programme, including the names of the distinguished scholars and topics, is as follows:

4 October 2023
Professor Ramon Marimon (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and EUI)
Historical evolution and dynamic mechanism design: the macroeconomics of the EU
(Registrations open, deadline 3 October)

8 November 2023
Professor Gøsta Esping-Andersen (Bocconi University)
Quo Vadis Familia?

23 November 2023
Professor Anu Bradford (Columbia Law School)
Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology

10 January 2024
Professors Frederick Cooper and Jane Burbank (New York University)
Poles, Blocs, Worlds, and Civilizations: Geopolitics beyond the State

The Max Weber Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of each month. They are open to anyone interested in the topic, inside and outside the EUI community. In addition to the events, the Max Weber Fellows interview the speakers. The lectures, as well as the interviews, are published on the Max Weber Programme's YouTube channel.

The Max Weber Programme (MWP) is the largest international postdoctoral programme in the social sciences and humanities in Europe. It is known for pioneering the idea of a taught postdoctoral programme in the social and historical sciences – a distinct model that combines support for research with teaching, academic communication, and other career development skills. It fosters multidisciplinary research collaboration across departments and between established and early career researchers within the EUI.

Last update: 29 September 2023

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