Joshua R. Bruce

Hi there!

I’m a PhD candidate in sociology at Duke University, with concentrations in economic sociology and organizational theory. My research focuses on the consequences of employment dynamics for both workers and the organizations they interact with. Looking at individuals, I am especially interested in how different patterns of work experience influence employment outcomes, such as salary and managerial promotion. Turning to organizations, I examine how personnel expertise and capabilities affect technological innovation.

Josh Bruce

To address these research topics, I mostly rely on large datasets, such as US patent records and administrative data on federal government employees. I employ both conventional econometrics and more recently developed computational methods to study these phenomena.

In addition to conducting research, I taught a core course on organizations and management in Duke's Markets and Management certificate program and mentored undergraduate and masters students in a 10-week data analytics program. I am currently a Project Manager at Duke's Social Science Research Institute for the Human Capital and Career Dynamics project.

Contact Info

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Mailing Address: 417 Chapel Drive, Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708