Daniel Hirschman

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209 Maxcy Hall
401-863-2137 phone
401-863-3213 fax

Ph.D. University of Michigan

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest:
Economic Sociology, Science Studies, Sociology of Organizations, Quantification, Sociology of Finance, Higher Education

My research examines the role of numbers in political and economic life. I have studied debates surrounding affirmative action and the quantification of merit in undergraduate admissions, political contestation around gender-based pricing of insurance and credit, the history of the measurement of top incomes, and the interaction of financial innovation and financial regulation. I am currently working on a book manuscript on national income statistics (GDP/GNP) and the transformation of the role of government in the mid-20th century, tentatively titled Inventing the Economy (or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the GDP).