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Economic Sociology Seminar 2013-2014
Wednesdays from 4-5:30 PM

 
Seminars at the MIT location meet in the new Sloan Building in E62-450.
Seminars at the Harvard location meet at 1550 William James Hall.

Sep 11th
MIT
Andrew Penner, University of California at Irvine
Refusing to Fail? Over-persistence, Under-persistence and the Gender Gap in Science
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Sep 18th
Harvard
Aruna Ranganathan, MIT
Choosing Meaning over Money? Evidence from a Field Audit Study with Handicraft Artisans in Southern India
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Sep 25th
MIT
Brent Simpson , University of South Carolina
Altruism and Homophily in Social Relations: Green-Beard Selection or Dispositional Colorblindness?
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Oct 2nd
Harvard
Phech Colatat, MIT
Organizational influence in autism diagnosis: Adaptation from imprinting
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Oct 9th
Harvard
Neil Fligstein, Berkeley
Discussion Format: Please Read the Paper in Advance,
The Transformation of Mortgage Finance and the Industrial Roots of the Mortgage Meltdown
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Oct 16th
MIT
Shawna Bowden Vican , Harvard
Institutional Maintenance and Unintended Consequences: Redefining Diversity Management as Distinct from Affirmative Action
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Oct 23rd
MIT
Matthew Lee , Harvard Business School
Mission and Market?: The Performance of Hybrid Social Ventures
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Oct 30th
Harvard
Lauren Rivera, Kellogg
Go with Your Gut: Emotion and Evaluation in Job Interviews
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Nov 6th
MIT
Michelle Jackson , Stanford
Misplaced concerns? Social background, college enrollment, and the power of performance
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Nov 13th
Harvard
Jaiyin Zhang, MIT
Behavioral Failure or Market Failure? A Survey on Beijing Real Estate Market Bubble in the fall of 2012
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Feb 5th
Harvard
CANCELED Amanda Sharkey, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Casting Call: The Social Construction of Firms as Actors, 1960-2010
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Feb 12th
MIT
Olav Sorenson, Yale University SOM
Geography, joint choices and the reproduction of gender inequality
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Feb 19th
Harvard
Zev Eigen, Northwestern Law School
An Experimental Test of the Effectiveness of Terms & Conditions
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Feb 26th
MIT
Ming D Leung, Haas Business School, UC Berkeley
An idiosyncrasy credit or a generalist discount? Conditional advantages to working broadly in a virtual labor market
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Mar 5th
Harvard
Bart Bonikowski, Harvard University, Sociology
Populist Claims-Making in U.S. Presidential Elections, 1952-1996
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Mar 12th
MIT
Amanda Sharkey, MIT Economic Sociology
Casting Call: The Social Construction of Firms as Actors, 1960-2010
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Apr 2nd
Harvard
Devah Pager, Harvard University, Sociology
Is Discrimination Bad for Business?
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Apr 9th
MIT
Ezra Zuckerman, MIT
The Problems and Promise of Hierarchy: A Sociological Theory of the Firm
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Apr 16th
Harvard
Richard Swedberg, Cornell University, Sociology
Can You Create a Community through Economic Means? The Case of the European Union
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Apr 23rd
MIT
Delia Baldassarri, New York University, Sociology
Cooperative Networks: Altruism, Group Solidarity, Reciprocity, and Sanctioning in Ugandan Producer Organizations
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About the Seminar
Inaugurated at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1997, the Economic Sociology Seminar aims to be the home for cutting-edge economic sociology in the greater Boston social science research community. Since 2003, the seminar has been jointly run by faculty from the Sloan School's Economic Sociology Program and the Harvard Department of Sociology. Meeting at MIT and Harvard in alternating weeks during the academic year, presenters and participants represent a diverse array of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. What we share is a commitment to engage the array of research that has recently come under the heading of economic sociology and thereby to improve upon existing models of organizations, markets, and other key economic institutions.

Other Related Seminars and
Workshops in Town
MIT-Harvard Economics of Organizations Workshop
Cambridge Colloquium on Complexity and Social Networks
MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) Research Seminar
MIT Organization Studies Group (OSG) Research Seminar
MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Seminar
Harvard Culture and Social Analysis (CSA) Workshop
Harvard Business School Organizational Behavior (OB) Seminar