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IAS School of Social Science: Fellowships for Scholars for the Academic Year 2019-2020 Economy and Society

The IAS School of Social Science takes as its mission the analysis of contemporary societies and social change. To facilitate scientific engagement among the visiting scholars, the School defines a theme for each academic year. The theme for 2019 - 2020 is Economy and Society. Over the past few decades, profound transformations in the functioning and regulation of the global economic order, the distribution of income and wealth, and the world of labour have generated new empirical and intellectual challenges. The social sciences have undergone a startling evolution, too, with economists turning to experimental methods and the study of various aspects of social life, including inequality and social mobility, while sociologists, anthropologists, historians, legal scholars and political scientists have developed new empirical and theoretical approaches to the study of markets, finance, risk and value. It is at the intersection of these two movements - in the world and in the academy - that the organisers want to situate the theme of Economy and Society. Research on this theme will bring together the various disciplines of the social sciences and humanities. Because these phenomena and the way people experience them vary across countries, the projects presented and the scholars who propose them should reflect this diversity.

All types of inquiry are welcome, but the organisers are especially interested in works that seek to connect empirical investigations, be they archival, ethnographic, statistical, etc., and theoretical analysis. Applications from scholars working outside the theme are also welcomed.

Application deadline is 1 November 2018.

For more information and presentation of the theme, please visit: www.sss.ias.edu