Timur Ergen is a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. He works at the intersection of economic sociology and political economy with a special focus on state intervention in the economy. His research investigates antitrust policy, energy transitions, industrial and technology policy, and the history of the postindustrial society. Timur is currently working on a book project on the question of how deindustrialization changed the politics of state intervention in Germany and the United States. He is a co-organizer of SASE research network J: Digital Economy.