Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Pennsylvania

Masoud Movahed

My name is Masoud Movahed and I am Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

I completed my doctoral studies in Sociology (with a  minor in Public Affairs) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Broadly, my interests lie at the nexus of economic sociology and social stratification. Most of my works use computational and quantitative methods, but I retain a keen interest for comparative historical methods.

My dissertation entitled “Varieties of Capitalism, Income Inequality, and Mobility,“ draws on cross-national panel data for much of the post World War II era to explain why some countries are more egalitarian than others.

My works have been published in the International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Journal of International Development, Sociological Quarterly, Interface: A Journal for and About Social Movements,Harvard International Review, Foreign Affairs Boston Review. 

I have also written public sociology articles in the Harvard Economics ReviewWorld Economic Forum, Yale Journal of International Affairsand  Aljazeera.