Jacob Habinek

Jacob Habinek is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Analytical Sociology in Norrköping, Sweden, having completed his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley in 2016.  His research applies the tools of social network analysis to study the institutional processes that create, sustain, and transform organizations and markets.  His current projects examine the emergence of new academic disciplines and innovation in financial markets.  In the past he’s also studied the origins of the U.S. magazine industry, the financialization of U.S. higher education, and the coevolution of social networks and shared meanings in urban communes.  Some of his work has appeared in Administrative Science QuarterlySocio-Economic Review, and Social Networks.

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