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Social Science
Causal Inference, Data Visualization, Databases and Data management, Statistics, Survey Methodology

Fabian Pfeffer

Associate Professor of Sociology; Research Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Research; Director of the Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics

Department of Sociology

My research investigates social inequality and its maintenance across time and generations. Current projects focus on wealth inequality and its consequences for the next generation, the institutional context of social mobility processes and educational inequality in the United States and other industrialized countries. I also help expand the social science data infrastructure and quantitative methods needed to address questions on inequality and mobility. I serve as Principal Investigator of the Wealth and Mobility (WAM) study as well as Co-Investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). As such, my research draws on and helps construct nationally representative survey data as well as full-population administrative data. My methodological work has been focused on causal inference, multiple imputation, and measurement error.