I study how social processes shape market outcomes. One stream of my research investigates how social relationships and networking influence career outcomes. A second stream examines the relationship between politics and tastes. Much of my research is focused on China, and reveals how the transition from a planned to a market economy is re-shaping its economy and society. I tackle these questions by developing unique datasets primarily through the use of survey methods.
Obukhova, Elena and Adam M. Kleinbaum. Opportunity, Choice, and Gender Networking Deficit.
Obukhova, Elena and Brian Rubineau. Switching Sides: Market transition and job information sharing in China