Victor Nee leads the Cornell-based research team. He is the Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor in the Department of Sociology at Cornell and the Director of the Center for the Study of Economy and Society. Professor Nee’s research interests in economic sociology examine the role of networks and norms in the emergence of economic institutions and organizations. In 2006 he was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and was a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and the Russell Sage Foundation.
The Center for the Study of Economy & Society (CSES) is a research institute, incubator and training center focused on advancing the sociological analysis of economic markets and action. CSES’s mission is to create a multi-disciplinary research agenda and promote an environment conducive to research—both in carrying it out and making it financially possible.
Sonja Opper leads the Lund-based research team. She is the Gad Rausing Professor of International Economics and Business at Lund University, and a Fellow at the Center of Economy and Society, Cornell University.