Economic Sociology, Stratification, Financial Markets, Professions, and Gender
Honors and Awards
- Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship: European University Institute
- Research Fellowship: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
- Wriston Teaching Fellowship: Brown University
- Newman Best Paper Award: Academy of Management
- OB Division Best Paper Award: Academy of Management
- Economic Sociology
- Managerial Economics
Book: Capital without Borders (7)
Capital without Borders: Wealth Management and the One Percent (2016)
This book draws together the findings of eight years of field research in the wealth management profession, including 65 interviews with practitioners in 18 countries. The text delves into the medieval origins of the profession ...
Articles in the Popular Press (6)
Why Tax Havens Are Political and Economic Disasters The Atlantic (2016)
This article reviews the "finance curse"--the paradox of economic, political and social decline in countries that otherwise seem to be prospering by serving as offshore tax havens. Using examples from Panama, Antigua and Luxembourg, the ...
Articles on Wealth, Professions and Global Capital (8)
Habitus and the Labor of Representation Among Elite Professionals Journal of Professions and Organization (2017)
This paper reports findings from an 8-year study of the embodiment, acquisition, and consequencesof habitus in the wealth management profession. The study contributes in three ways to the ongoingeffort to apply Bourdieu’s theories to contemporary ...
Trusts and Financialization Socio-Economic Review (2016)
This article identifies trusts as a legal structure associated with the global spread of financialization. Although trusts originated in Medieval England, they have acquired a new significance in contemporary finance by virtue of their advantages ...
Going Global: Professions and the Micro-Foundations of Institutional Change Journal of Professions and Organization (2015)
This study links theories of relationality and institutional change to deepen understanding of professionals’ role in globalization. In previous institutional research, it has been conventional to treat professionals as agents of firms or transnational organizations, ...
Trust and Estate Planning: The Emergence of a Profession and Its Contribution to Socioeconomic Inequality Sociological Forum (2012)
This article offers a new perspective on the connection between socioeconomic inequality and occupations by examining the impact of trust and estate planners on global wealth stratification. While many studies treat the professions as mirrors ...
Trust and Estate Planning Max Planck Institute Discussion Papers (2009)
This paper offers a fresh perspective on the connection between professional work and socio-economic inequality by tracing the emergence of the trust and estate planning profession in America. Unlike studies of inequality and the professions ...
Articles on Financial Fraud (7)
Social Structure, Power and Financial Fraud The Global Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath: Hidden Factors in the Meltdown (2016)
This paper examines financial fraud as a manifestation of power by elites. The perspective is historical, going back to the 18th century, but the emphasis is on the 2008 global financial crisis and its sources.
The Companies We Keep: From Legitimacy to Reputation in Retail Investment Socio-Economic Review (2014)
Few studies have examined public response to unethical or illegal behavior by firms, despite some research on institutional investors, organized protest groups or shareholder activists. Although a robust research literature shows that corporations invest heavily ...