Research & Publications

Research Papers

The papers (and vaporware) posted here cover a variety of topics/questions, organized by the following keywords. (Note that each paper is listed under more than one keyword. This suggests where the points of overlap are, and also has the benefit of making it look like I am more productive than is actually the case. Please let it be our little secret.

Keywords

Authenticity — Why it is Sought, How it is Achieved

"Why Elites Love Authentic Lowbrow Culture: Overcoming High-Status Denigration with Outsider Art.” Hahl, Oliver, Ezra Zuckerman Sivan, and Minjae Kim. American Sociological Review Vol. 82, No. 4 (2017) 828-856.

"The Authentic Appeal of the Lying Demagogue: Proclaiming the Deeper Truth About Political Illigitimacy." Contributors:  Oliver Hahal, Minjae Kim, Ezra W. Zuckerman

"The Denigration of Heroes? How the Status Attainment Process Shapes Attributions of Considerateness and Authenticity." Hahl, Oliver, and Ezra Zuckerman Sivan. American Journal of Sociology Vol. 120, No. 2 (2014): 504-554.

 

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Classification/ Categorization in Markets

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Conformity, Differentiation, and Deviance

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    Corporate Strategy

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    Cultural Expression and Fashion

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    Financial Markets

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    Identity - Definition, social foundations; how it both affects actions and is affected by it

    For papers relevant to this topic, see also those listed under "Classification/Categorization," "Conformity, Differentiation, and Deviance," and "Social Status."
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    Rationality and irrationality, Function and dysfunction

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    Labor Markets, Typecasting as a mechanism driving wedge between skill and position

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    Learning (and lack thereof) - within organizations, via the market, via institutions that correct for the market's weaknesses

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    Production of Culture (Hollywood)

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    Social Networks, general

    • "On Networks and Markets by Rauch and Casella, eds." Sivan, Ezra Zuckerman. Journal of Economic Literature Vol. 41, No. 2 (2003): 545-565.
    • "Why Social Networks are Overrated: Downsides of the Commensuration that Underlies Social Network Analysis." Sivan, Ezra Zuckerman. Perspectives: Newsletter of the ASA Theory Section, May 2010.
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    Social Networks, the advantages and disavantages of various positions and configurations

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    Social Networks, how economic activity is "embedded" in strong ties

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    Social status - logic of advantage and morality-based disadvantage to high status

    For papers relevant to this topic, see also those listed under "Classification/Categorization" and "Conformity, Differentiation, and Deviance."
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    Theory of the firm/formal organization (as distinct from markets and other institutions)

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    Team diversity and productivity

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    Valuation - constructionism, realism, and contrarianism

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