Joshua R. Bruce

Hi there!

Thanks for visiting my website. I’m a PhD candidate in sociology at Duke University, with a concentration in economic and organization sociology. Substantively, my research focuses on the consequences of employment dynamics for both workers and organizations, with an emphasis on large non-profits, such as the US government and research universities. I use large administrative data sets to explore how employees’ career patterns influence their work outcomes (pay; promotions), and how combinations of employees’ skills affect organizational performance (patent generation; scientific innovation). 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 Roles

Coordinator, Center for Institutional and Organizational Performance, Duke University
Project Manager, Social Science Research Institute, Duke University


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