Credibility of Sociologists vs. Economists

Joe, Leslie, Gabriel, and Jooyoung Lee (University of Toronto) discuss a recent study that finds the public places roughly equal amounts of trust in sociologists and economists, and why sociologists obsess over economists.

View Scheidle and Gutherie’s paper here.


Jooyoung Lee is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He wrote Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central (University of Chicago).

Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen

Leslie Hinkson co-hosts The Annex. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Her recent book is Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine (2017 University of Minnesota Press).

Gabriel Rossman co-hosts The AnnexHe is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He wrote Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation(2015, Princeton) Twitter: @GabrielRossman

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