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Peter Shawn Bearman

Jonathan R. Cole Professor of Sociology
School: 
School of the Arts
Department: 
Sociology Department
Office: 
701b Knox Hall
Email: 
psb17@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-3094
Appointments
  • Director of the Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences
  • Co-Director of the Health & Society Scholars Program
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee, Columbia Global Centers | Amman
Biography

Peter Bearman is the Director of the Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences, the Cole Professor of Social Science, and Co-Director of the Health & Society Scholars Program. He was the founding director of ISERP, serving from the Institute's launch in 2000 until 2008. A recipient of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award in 2007, Bearman is currently investigating the social determinants of the autism epidemic.

A specialist in network analysis, he co-designed the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and has used the data extensively for research on topics including adolescent sexual networks, networks of disease transmission, and genetic influences on same-sex preference. He has also conducted research in historical sociology, including Relations into Rhetorics: Local Elite Social Structure in Norfolk, England, 1540-1640 (Rutgers, 1993). He is the author of Doormen (University of Chicago Press, 2005).

Research & Other Works
Article
A General Business Model for Marine Reserves
Report
International Emission Permits: Equity and Efficiency
Report
Who should abate carbon emission?
Report
Global Environmental Risks
Report
Price Uncertainty and Derivative Securities in a General Equilibrium Model
Report
Option and Non-Use Values of Environmental Assets
Report
Believing in Multiple Equilibria
Report
Financial Markets for Unknown Risks
Report
Financial Markets for Unknown Risks
Report
Arbitrage and Equilibrium in Economies with Infinitely Many Securities and Commodities
Report
Robustly Efficient Equilibria in Non-Convex Economies
 
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