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Why do people pay more attention to economic prosperity and development than parity and justice nowadays? Why did the U.K. give birth to modern economic theories? Did economists truly create economics? In Trade and Nation: How Companies and Politics Reshaped Economic Thought,Yale Professor of Sociology Emily Erikson will provoke your thoughts on these issues. On October 21, Professor Erikson will share her insights on the historical progress of economic thought, research methodologies, and academic transformation with us during a moderated discussion by He Yang, Lecturer of School of Economics at Henan University.


  • Emily Erikson (Professor of Sociology at Yale University)

    Emily Erikson

    Professor of Sociology at Yale University

    Emily Erikson is the Joseph C. Fox Academic Director of Yale Fox International Fellowship and professor of sociology and at the school of management (by courtesy). She conducts research in the fields of social networks, comparative historical sociology, organizations, theory, and economic sociology. Her books include Trade and Nation: How Companies and Politics Reshaped Economic Thought (Columbia University Press) and Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company (Princeton University Press).

    Erikson is chair of the American Sociological Association’s economic sociology section and serves on the executive council for the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, the editorial board for Social Science History and Sociological Theory, the executive council of the Social Science History Association, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate of Yale University. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Sociology Theory, The Journal of Economic History, and Social Science History, among others.

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