I investigate the preconditions and consequences of discrimination, quantify income inequalities, and analyze social determinants of life satisfaction.
I examine the mechanisms behind Matthew effects, estimate models of peer influence and diffusion in cultural markets, and uncover the mechanics of crowd wisdom.
I study the power of descriptive norms and explore both the context-dependency of norm-adherence and the consequences of normative change.
Running cross to these rubrics, much of my work can be united under the more general label of economic sociology.
I hold a PhD. in Sociology from LMU Munich, Germany. As a senior researcher at the Institute of Analytical Sociology, I mainly investigate how social influence contributes to the diffusion of cultural artifacts and how phenomena of urban scaling reinforce social inequalities in contemporary societies. My work is published in international journals such as European Sociological Review, Social Forces, Environment & Behavior, Management Science, and the Journal of Computational Social Science.