University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jacob William Faber

Associate Professor

jacob.faber@nyu.edu

Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and Department of Sociology
New York University

Jacob William Faber

Jacob William Faber is an Associate Professor at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and holds a joint appointment in NYU’s Sociology Department. His research and teaching focuses on spatial inequality; specifically, the mechanisms responsible for sorting individuals across space and how the distribution of people by race and class interacts with systems to create and sustain economic disparities. He leverages observational and experimental methods to study the mechanisms responsible for this sorting and how the distribution of people by race and class interacts with political, social, and ecological systems to create and sustain economic disparities. A new project will analyze how, due to widening inequality, the financial risks of homeownership and educational attainment—two pathways to economic mobility—may be most severe for low-income persons.

Jacob Faber was a 2018–2019 Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellow.

Jacob William Faber's Research Interests

  • Racial inequality
  • Segregation
  • Housing
  • Consumer finance

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