Areas of Research/Interest: Sociobehavioral theory; distributive justice; status; international migration; inequality; probability distributions; mathematical methods for theory building; factorial survey methods for empirical analysis.
External Affiliations: Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate, National Science Foundation; Scientific Advisory Board, DIW Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung -- German Institute for Economic Research); Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations; Board of Directors, DIW DC (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung -- German Institute for Economic Research).
Fellowships/Honors: Research grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Rockefeller Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation; Keynotes and distinguished lectures at the National Science Foundation, EQUALSOC, University of Notre Dame, Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland, Research Data Centres Network of Canada, Oldendorff Institute at Tilburg University, Swedish Sociological Society, Canadian Population Society, International Society for Justice Research, and Immigration and Ethnic History Society; Research Associate, Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston; Research Fellow, IZA Bonn; Fellow, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University; Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; Elected member/fellow of the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, the Sociological Research Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
"A New Model of Wage Determination and Wage Inequality." Rationality and Society, 2009.
"A New Unified Theory of Sociobehavioral Processes." European Sociological Review, 2008.
"Two Types of Inequality" (with S. Kotz). Sociological Methods and Research, 2008.
"From Illegal to Legal: Estimating Previous Illegal Experience among New Legal Immigrants to the United States" (with D. S. Massey, M. R. Rosenzweig, and J. P. Smith). International Migration Review, 2008.
"A New Continuous Distribution and Two New Families of Distributions Based on the Exponential" (with S. Kotz). Statistica Neerlandica, 2007.
"Factorial Survey Methods for Studying Beliefs and Judgments." Sociological Methods and Research, 2007.
"The Tripartite Structure of Social Science Analysis" Sociological Theory, 2004.
"Studying Status: An Integrated Framework." American Sociological Review 66:96-124, 2001.
"How Much Injustice Is There in the World? Two New Justice Indexes." American Sociological Review 64:133-168, 1999.
"A New Theory of Distributive Justice." American Sociological Review, 1980.
"On the Justice of Earnings: A New Specification of the Justice Evaluation Function." American Journal of Sociology, 1978.
The New Chosen People: Immigrants in the United States (with M. R. Rosenzweig), 1990.