Elizabeth Popp Berman
- Office: 346 Arts & Sciences Building
- Phone: (518) 442-4675
- Mailing Address:
- 1400 Washington Ave.
Arts & Sciences 351
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222
CV: Curriculum Vitae
Professional Website: http://epberman.com
- 2007 Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
- 2000 M.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
- 1995 B.A., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Recent Research Projects
- Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine -- This research asks how and why academic science became more tied to the marketplace after the late 1970s. It looks at the emergence of market-oriented practices in universities, including the patenting of faculty inventions, biotech entrepreneurship by faculty, and the creation of university-industry research centers. It argues that government action, motivated by new ideas about the impact of scientific and technological innovation on economic growth, transformed universities’ resource environment in ways that allowed such practices to thrive.
- How Policymakers Use Economic Ideas: Three Policy Debates -- This project looks at how policymakers adopt and transform economic ideas in the course of political action. Currently, we are looking at how this process occurs in the domain of tax policy. In the future, the research will be extended to examine science and technology policy and antitrust policy, both of which have been significantly shaped by developments in economic theory.
- Economic Sociology
- Science and Technology
- Work and Professions
- Historical Methods
- TSOC 242Z: Organizations (honors college)
- SOC 325: Sociology of Science
- SOC 342: Organizations in Society
- SOC 449W: Selected Topics Seminar in Work and Organizations: Higher Education in the U.S.
- SOC 510: Sociological Theories I
- SOC 654: Complex Organizations and Bureaucracy
- SOC 708: Selected Topics in Methodology: Comparative, Historical, and Case Study Methods