Research

Peer-Reviewed Papers:

“The Partial Deinstitutionalization of Affirmative Action in U.S. Higher Education, 1988 to 2014” (with Ellen Berrey), Sociological Science, 2017. Covered in Slate.

“Beyond Nonmarket Strategy: Market Actions as Corporate Political Activity” (with Russell Funk), Academy of Management Review, 2017.

“Stylized Facts in the Social Sciences”, Sociological Science, 2016.

“Dequantifying Diversity: Affirmative Action and Admissions at the University of Michigan” (with Ellen Berrey & Fiona Rose-Greenland), Theory & Society, 2016. A working paper version is available at SocArXiv here.

“Derivatives and Deregulation: Financial Innovation and the Demise of Glass–Steagall” (with Russell Funk), Administrative Science Quarterly, 2014. A working paper version is available at SocArXiv here.

“Formation Stories and Causality in Sociology” (with Isaac Reed) , Sociological Theory, 2014. A working paper version is available at SocArXiv here.

“Do economists make policies? On the political effects of economics” (with Elizabeth Popp Berman), Socio-Economic Review, 2014.

The Modern Corporation as Social Construction” (with Mark Mizruchi), Seattle Law Review, 2010.

Work in Progress:

“Rediscovering the 1%: Economic Expertise and Inequality Knowledge.” Working paper available at SocArXiV. Covered in Bloomberg View, Why Economists Took So Long to Focus on Inequality.

This working paper comes from my dissertation, Inventing the Economy, Or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the GDP, which examines the construction of the economy as a socio-technical object. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation (Award #1229894) and the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.

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