Leading sociologist of economic elites joins department

By: Anna Mercovich and Kim Weeden, 
Mon, 02/12/2018

The Department of Sociology welcomed Cristobal Young to Cornell as Associate Professor of Sociology beginning July 1, 2018.

Dr. Young is a leading scholar of economic sociology, inequality, labor markets, and quantitative methods.

His most recent book examines how millionaires respond to changes in tax policy (The Myth of Millionaire Tax Flight: How Place Still Matters for the Rich. Stanford University Press 2018). Other projects assess how unemployment insurance affects people’s desire to find work, how unemployment affects long-term well-being, the value of leisure time as a function of one’s social networks, and methods for selecting and estimating the robustness of models when analysts are working with “big data” and administrative data.

Dr. Young’s research has been featured in The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, USA Today, and he has contributed pieces to The New York Times Sunday Review and the New York Daily News, among others.

He joined Cornell from his previous position as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford University.


Cristobal Young