Joshua R. Bruce

Hi there!

Thanks for checking out my website. I’m a PhD candidate in sociology at Duke University, where I specialize in economic and organization sociology. Substantively, my research focuses on careers and organizations in knowledge-intensive economic sectors (e.g., scientists in the federal government, faculty at research universities). I am especially interested in the returns to human and social capital for individuals and the organizations they interact with as they accumulate over time. These returns come in the form of income for individuals and the stock of technological innovations for organizations. I employ both conventional econometrics and newly developed computational and causal inference methods to study these phenomena.


MA, Sociology, Duke University, 2017
MA, Social Sciences (MAPSS), University of Chicago, 2013
BA, Political Science, Indiana University, 2012

Current Affiliations

Coordinator, Center for Institutional and Organizational Performance, Duke University
Graduate Scholar, Rethinking Regulation Program, Duke University
Project Manager, Social Science Research Institute, Duke University


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