Max Besbris

Position title: Assistant Professor, Sociology

Email: besbris@wisc.edu

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Broadly, I am interested in how individuals make decisions in economic markets, how these decisions are affected by interactions with others, and how these decisions, in turn, affect demographic and geographic inequalities. My work in this vein has focused on how people decide where to buy houses, how their interactions with real estate agents matter for their choices, and how their purchases are related various forms of residential segregation. In one new project, I use data scraped from Craigslist to examine inequalities in the market for rental housing. In another, I study how households in a middle-class suburb recover after a climate-related disaster.