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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Jacob Habinek

Dr. Jacob Habinek
Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-236
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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Research Interests

economic sociology; sociology of knowledge; institutional change; social networks; quantitative and qualitative methods; social theory

Research Projects

Selected Publications

The Financialization of U.S. Higher Education (with C. Eaton, A. Goldstein, C. Dioun, D. García Santibáñez Godoy, R. Osley-Thomas). Socio-Economic Review, published online 8 February 2016 >>more  
Double-Embeddedness: Spatial and Relational Contexts of the Persistence and Re-Formation of Close Personal Ties (with J. L. Martin and B. D. Zablocki.). Social Networks 42, 27-41 (2015) >>more  
Sucker Punched by the Invisible Hand: The World Financial Markets and the Globalization of the U.S. Mortgage Crisis (with N. Fligstein). Socio-Economic Review 12, 4, 637-665 (2014) >>more  
How Entrepreneurship Evolves: The Founders of New Magazines in America, 1741-1860 (with H. A. Haveman and L. A. Goodman). Administrative Science Quarterly 57, 4, 585-624 (2012) >>more  
Codes of Commerce: The Uses of Business Rhetoric in American Academia, 1960-2000 (with D. L. Kleinman and S. Vallas). In: The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education. (Ed.) J. Hermanowicz. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011, 274-294 >>more



2016-present Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2016 PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
2011-2012 Visiting research positions at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, and King’s College, Cambridge
2008 MS, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2004 BS, General Biology, and BA, Study of Religion, University of California, San Diego
2003-2004 Academic year abroad, Eötvös Loránd University and Central European University, Budapest


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