Economics cycle

Cycle Économie / Wirtschaftsreihe

With its economics series, the Centre Marc Bloch takes an interdisciplinary approach to key societal issues. In contrast to a perspective that treats economic activities as an autonomous space, the work presented in the economics series aims to reconnect accumulation of capital and markets with their historicity, their embeddedness in societies, their interactions with regulatory institutions and their consequences for living and working conditions. The seminars, conferences and workshops address the issues of legitimising the political order, the dynamics of globalisation, the reshaping of social protection and, ultimately, the model of society and the future of democracy.


Inaugural conference - Eric Monnet 25th of April | 18:00


Eric Monnet will present his new publication "Balance of Power. Central Banks and the Fate of Democracy", which will be published in April 2024. The presentation will be held in French and will be commented on by Dr Josefin Meyer from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).


International Workshop: GLOBAL TAX CHAINS 18. Januar | 14:00

Actors and practices of global capitalism in the second of the half of the 20th century


As chains of wealth became global in the world economy (Seabroke&Wigan, 2022) so did tax strategies. These topics have gained increased attention in the last fifteen years as the crisis of 2007/2008 renewed the discussion on inequalities and (fiscal) justice. Humanities and Social Sciences played an important role in framing debates on this topic. Wealth was perhaps less produced by manufacturing cars or building houses than by moving capital across jurisdictions, creating multi jurisdictional spaces where national states, global companies, local financial plumbers and international organisations created, maintained and governed global tax chains. This workshop has a dual purpose. On the one hand, it intends to take stock of these ongoing international and interdisciplinary debates. On the other hand, it intends to deepen the historical dimensions to phenomena that are beginning to be well documented for today's world, but still sometimes lack temporal depth.

Organised by Benoît Majerus and Jakob Vogel at Center Marc Bloch Berlin

Colloquium "Social Innovation" 14. Dezember | 09:30

The concept of social innovation has become widely accepted over the last two decades in the context of the activities of the OECD and the European Union. While it is defined differently depending on context, many definitions contain a normative approach.

The workshop, which will take place from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the CMB, is dedicated to the topic of social innovation from the point of view of science and practice from a Franco-German and European perspective. Around ten academics and practitioners will discuss the topic in English. The workshop consists of a keynote speech and two discussion rounds. The keynote speech (Simone Baglione, Università di Parma) will open the topic with a comparative European approach by presenting the various definitions and measures to promote social innovation and setting out the conceptual framework. This will be followed by two discussion rounds on the topics of (i) social inclusion of people with disabilities and (ii) migration and the labour market.