Current Member

Benjamin Braun

Social Science
Field of Study
Political Economy
Home Institution
Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung

When financial capital is scarce, the primary function of finance is to allocate capital to its most productive uses. In a world of capital abundance, by contrast, the role of finance shifts from financing growth to preserving wealth. At IAS, Benjamin Braun will study the political economy of this emerging asset manager capitalism.

Dates at IAS
  • Social Science
University of Warwick & Université Libre de Bruxelles Ph.D., 2015
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies 2016 Senior Researcher
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University 2016–2017 John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow