Andrew Schrank is the Olive C. Watson Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs and the interim director of the SSRI at Brown. He studies the organization, regulation, and performance of industry, especially in Latin America. He has received grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, and a number of private foundations; served as a board member at the American Journal of Sociology, Politics and Society, Latin American Politics and Society, and Studies in Comparative International Development; and consulted for the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, United States Department of Labor, and various United Nations agencies. Schrank’s articles have appeared in leading journals in political science, sociology, and development studies, and he is the co-author (with Michael Piore) of Root-Cause Regulation: Protecting Work and Workers in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard 2018).
Olive C. Watson Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs; Interim Director, SSRI (2017-18)