Bob Andersen, Professor
Professor of Business, Economics and Public Policy, Ivey Business School
Cross Appointed with Sociology, Political Science, and Statistics and Actuarial Science
PhD, Sociology, McMaster University
Bob Andersen is an economic sociologist. His main research examines social stratification and political economy. He focuses on the impact of economic context — especially inequality and prosperity — on a wide array of attitudes and behaviours considered important to democracy and capitalism. He has also done research on rising inequality and social mobility.
Areas of Specialization
- Social stratification;
- Democracy and capitalism;
- Political economy;
- Business environments;
- Values and attitudes;
- Andersen, Robert, Joshua Curtis, and Robert Brym. 2021. "Public support for social security in 66 countries: Prosperity, inequality, and household income as interactive causes." The British Journal of Sociology.
- Andersen, Robert and Meir Yaish. 2018. "Preferences for the Distribution of Incomes in Modern Societies: The Enduring Influence of Social Class and Economic Context." Canadian Public Policy 44(2): 190-205.
- Andersen, Robert and Robert Brym. 2017. "How Terrorism Affects Attitudes toward Democracy: Tunisia in 2015." Canadian Review of Sociology 54(4): 519-529.
- Alexander, J. Trent, Robert Andersen, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Kathryn Edin, Jonathan Fisher, David B. Grusky, Marybeth Mattingly, and Charles Varner. 2017. "A Qualitative Census of Rural and Urban Poverty." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 672(1): 143-161.
- Zhang, Tony Huiquan, Robert Brym, and Robert Andersen. 2017. "Liberalism and Postmaterialism in China: The Role of Social Class and Inequality." Chinese Sociological Review 49(1): 65-87.