Emily Erikson Yale University
Emily Erikson is the Joseph C. Fox Academic Director of the Fox International Fellowship and associate professor of sociology and the school of management (by courtesy). Her research uses comparative historical and computational methods to study economic growth and institutional development, and social coordination. She has previously worked on the emergence of early multi-national firms and the structure of early modern global trade (in Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, Princeton University Press, 2014). Her forthcoming monograph, Trade and Nation: How Companies and Politics Reshaped Economic Thought (Columbia University Press) argues that political discourse and the adoption of the company form actively encouraged the development of classical economic thought in the early modern era. Erikson is currently the chair-elect of the American Sociological Association’s economic sociology section and council member for the Rationality and Society section. She serves on the executive council for the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, the editorial board for Social Science History and Sociological Theory, the executive council of the Social Science History Association, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate of Yale University. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Sociology Theory, The Journal of Economic History, and Social Science History, among others. She has received numerous book and article awards.