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College of Arts and Sciences

Cristobal Young

Associate Professor

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Academic focus:

Economic elites, social policy, quantitative methods and big data

Current research project: 

Millionaire taxes in California: administrative data on three waves of tax reform

Previous positions: 

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, 2010-18

Academic background

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Princeton University, 2010
  • M.A., Sociology, Princeton University, 2007
  • M.A., Economics, University of Victoria, Canada, 2004
  • B.A., Economics and sociology, University of Victoria, Canada, 2001

Last book read:

“The Hidden Wealth of Nations” by Gabriel Zucman

In your own time/when not working:

Hiking, outdoor photography, playing guitar by a campfire

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Big Data on the Social World

What most excites you about Cornell:

Fantastic colleagues and wonderful students at a mixed public-private institution!

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