Sascha Münnich, born in 1977, is Junior Professor of Comparative Sociology at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany. Until 2013 he was senior researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. Until August 2015 he worked as John. F. Kennedy-Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies of Harvard University for a full year.
Münnich’s primary research fields are economic sociology, comparative political economy, institutional theory, comparative method and welfare state research. He is currently working on the cultural legitimacy of financial profits and its influence on the historical and current evolution of divergent financial systems in Europe. His dissertation on the role of ideas and interests in the evolution of labor market policy in Germany and the U.S. has been awarded the Otto-Hahn-Medal for academic excellence by the German Max-Planck-Society.
Latest Publications: Münnich, Sascha (2015): Readjusting imagined markets. Morality and institutional resilience in the German and British bank bailout of 2008. In: Socioeconomic Review, S. mwv014. DOI: 10.1093/ser/mwv014.; Münnich, Sascha (2015): Thieves, Fools, Fraudsters, and Gamblers? The Ambivalence of Moral Criticism in the Credit Crunch of 2008. In: Archives Europeénnes de Sociologie / European Journal of Sociology 56 (01), S. 93–118.