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Frank Dobbin

Faculty Associate


Frank Dobbin

Frank Dobbin is Professor of Sociology at Harvard. His Forging Industrial Policy traces nations’ modern industrial strategies to early differences in their political systems. In 2004, he published two edited volumes that explore differences in economic practices over time and across countries: The New Economic Sociology: A Reader and The Sociology of the Economy. The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy, co-edited with Beth Simmons and Geoffrey Garrett, was published in 2008. Inventing Equal Opportunity was published in the summer of 2009.


  • Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University