Organizations & Markets Workshop


Alissa Aviles (


Tuesday, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

In collaboration with the University of Chicago’s Money, Markets, and Governance Workshop, the October 30th workshop will be in SSRB 106 from 5:00- 6:30 pm.



Harper Center 3B unless otherwise posted

Please refer to the weekly announcement for up-to-date room or time changes.

Papers and talk titles will be posted on this page as they become available.

If you would like to be added to the Organizations and Markets Workshop listserv, please contact Alissa Aviles.




Autumn Quarter 2018

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
October 2
The Domino Effect: How Predictability Can Decrease with Signal Strength and Increase with Noise (Presentation will consist of two older papers, but based on new and unpublished research. Paper 1. Paper 2.
Michael Macy, Cornell University
October 9
Weapons of Mass Attention Direction: Competitive Dynamics of the Korean Popular Music Industry (Not Available for Download)
Johan Chu, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
October 16
Network Shadows: The Enduring Impact of Intra-Organizational Dormant Ties (Not Available for Download)
Daniel Levin, Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick
October 23
The Principles of Knowledge. Paper 1. Paper 2 Paper 3.
Cesar Hidalgo, MIT
October 30
SSRB 106 from 5:00- 6:30 pm.

Recovering from Deep Blindspots: Regulatory Success and Failure to Learn in California’s Electricity Markets, 1996-2001

Georg Rilinger PhD Student, Sociology, University of Chicago
November 13        
Emotional Energy, Emotional Domination, and Charismatic Solidarity: Three Micro-interactional Pathways to Social Hierarchy (Not Available for Download)

Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania
November 27        
Building A Theory of Institutional Learning: An Analysis of Philanthropic Foundations

Simon Yamawaki Shachter PhD Student, Sociology, University of Chicago

Spring Quarter 2018

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
*April 17
Back to the Future: A Field Experiment on Narratives for Newcomers in in a Silicon Valley High-Technology Firm (Not Available for Download)
Hayagreeva Rao, Stanford University
April 24
Explaining Differences in Differentiation (Not Available for Download)
Rodolphe Durand, HEC-Paris
May 8
Distributed Sensemaking at the Edge of Life: Categories and Plausibility in the Assembly of Diagnostic Networks within the U.S. Public Health System (Not Available for Download
Joseph Porac, New York University Stern School of Business
May 22
Cesar Hidalgo, MIT


Winter Quarter 2018

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
January 30 Valentin Danchev, Knowledge Lab and the Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
February 13 Dashun Wang, Management and Organizations Department, Kellogg School of Management
February 20 Simon DeDeo, Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Autumn Quarter 2017

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
October 3 Mary Ann Glynn, Boston College
October 10 Aaron Chatterji, Duke University
November 6- Room C09
Hayagreeva Rao, Stanford University
November 28
Henning Piezunka, INSEAD

Spring Quarter 2017

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
April 4
The Structural Dynamics of Groups and Roles in Early Adolescent Friendship Networks (Presentation)
James Moody, Duke University
April 11
Hayagreeva Rao, Stanford University
April 18
Small Teams Generate New Directions in Science and Technology; Their Decline May Slow Advance (Not Available for Download)
James Evans, University of Chicago
May 2 Sameer Srivastava, University of California, Berkeley
May 16 Adam Kleinbaum, Dartmouth College


Winter Quarter 2017

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
January 17 Amit Sharma, Microsoft Research 
January 24 Ashley Mears, Boston University
January 31
A Computational Framework for Understanding Rationality in Collective Behavior (Not Available for Download)
Peter Krafft, MIT
February 7 Dan Malter, Harvard Business School
February 21
How Race and Unemployment Shape Labor Market Opportunities: Additive, Amplified or Muted Effects? (Not Available for Download)
David Pedulla, Stanford University 
March 7 Martin Ruef, Duke University

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