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I am an analytical sociologist applying advanced methods of statistical data analysis, laboratory and field experiments, and agent-based simulations to three substantial research areas: social inequality, social influence and social norms.

Social inequality

I investigate the preconditions and consequences of discrimination, quantify income inequalities, and analyze social determinants of life satisfaction.

Social influence

I examine the mechanisms behind Matthew effects, estimate models of peer influence and diffusion in cultural markets, and uncover the mechanics of crowd wisdom.

Social norms

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 Science Review, Rationality & Society, and Management Science.

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Latest publications

2017

Marc Keuschnigg, Thomas Wimmer

Is Category Spanning Truly Disadvantageous? Niche Fitness and Audience Confusion in Primary and Secondary Movie Markets

Article in journal

Marc Keuschnigg, Christian Ganser

Crowd Wisdom Relies on Agents’ Ability in Small Groups with a Voting Aggregation Rule

In Management science

Article in journal

2016

Marc Keuschnigg, Felix Bader, Johannes Bracher

Using Crowdsourced Online Experiments to Study Context-dependency of Behavior

In Social Science Research

Article in journal