Dissertations | Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik - MPISOC


Doctoral Group: "Health Law"

  • Acceptability and Reimbursement of Ethically Controversial Medical Procedures in the Public Healthcare System
  • From Wild West to Wunderkind: Comparing Legal Determinants of Telehealth Quality Across Jurisdictions
  • Subjective Rights in the Organ Allocation System
  • Innovation Responsibility of the State for Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence: A Comparative Legal Analysis of a Socio-Technical Pheonomenon

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Doctoral Group: "Adjudication of Social Rights"

  • Between Acceptance and Resignation
  • Access to Social Rights in Taiwan
  • Judicial Enforcement of Social Rights: The Principle of Plaintiff-Friendliness from a Comparative Law Perspective
  • Legal Protection in Case of Employer's Non-Compliance to Pay Social Security Contributions in China
  • Judicial Enforcement of Social Benefits Provision in Latin America

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Individual Dissertation Projects

  • Post-Licensing Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals as a Basis for Coverage Decisions – The German SHI and the English NHS in Comparison
  • Pricing Regulation of Reimbursable Pharmaceuticals in Spain and Germany
  • Vulnerability as a Legal Principle
  • Communication between Administration and Citizens in Social Law Proceedings - Legal Comparison between Germany and Taiwan
  • The Constitutional Foundations of the Design of Social Protection in Bulgaria

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The Department for Foreign and International Social Law regularly offers doctoral programs on various subject areas.


Dr. Simone Schneider Receives ERC Starting Grant


The research project "The (Mis)Perception of Economic Inequality" (PERGAP) by Dr. Simone Schneider will be funded with a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) of about 1.5 million euros over the next five years. At the Max Planck...

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