Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
Director, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research
Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
David Grusky is Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, and coeditor of Pathways Magazine. His research addresses the changing structure of late-industrial inequality and addresses topics including the role of rent-seeking and market failure in explaining the takeoff in income inequality, the amount of economic and social mobility in the U.S. and other high-inequality countries, the role of essentialism in explaining the persistence of extreme gender inequality, the forces behind recent changes in the amount of face-to-face and online cross-class contact, and the decline of big social classes. He is also involved in projects to improve the country’s infrastructure for monitoring poverty, inequality, and mobility by exploiting administrative and other forms of “big data” more aggressively.