Professor Richard Breen FBA


Elected 1999

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

Nuffield College University of Oxford Professor of Sociology and Fellow

2015 -

Yale University Professor of Sociology

2007 -

Yale University Professor, Sociology Department

2007 -

Nuffield College University of Oxford Official Fellow

2001 - 2006

European University Institute, Florence Professor of Sociology

1997 - 2001

Queen's University Belfast Professor of Sociology

1991 - 1997


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)

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