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Professor Richard Breen FBA

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About this Fellow

Richard Breen is Professor of Sociology at Oxford University and a Fellow of Nuffield College. He was previously William Graham Sumner Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology Department, at Yale. He is a Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy (elected 1998), a Member of Academia Europaea (2002), and a Fellow the European Academy of Sociology (2015). His research interests are social stratification and inequality, the application of formal models in the social sciences, and quantitative methods.



Current post

  • Professor of Sociology and Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Sociology, Queen's University Belfast, 1991 - 1997
  • Professor of Sociology, European University Institute, Florence, 1997 - 2001
  • Official Fellow, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 2001 - 2006
  • Professor of Sociology, Yale University, 2007
  • Professor, Sociology Department, Yale University, 2007
  • Professor of Sociology and Fellow, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 2015


Counterfactual Causal Analysis and Non-Linear Probability Models (with Kristian Bernt Karlson) in Stephen L. Morgan (ed.) Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research, Springer 2013

Heterogeneous Causal Effects and Sample Selection Bias (with Seongsoo Choi and Anders Holm), Sociological Science 2015

Income Inequality and Education (with Inkwan Chung)

Other Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics Fellows

Professor Donald Rubin

Applied and theoretical statistics, including causal inference in experiments and observational studies, missing data and multiple imputation, and computational methods such as the EM algorithm and extensions

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