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I’m a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology at Columbia University.

My research

My work focuses on inequality and stratification, with a special interest in school segregation and the connection between educational systems and labor markets. I work on segregation measures, and I am the author of a couple of R packages. I am interested in computational methods and reproducible research.


Mathijs de Vaan, Benjamin Elbers, Thomas A. DiPrete. 2019. Obscured transparency? Compensation benchmarking and the biasing of executive pay. Management Science.

Working Papers

Benjamin Elbers. A Method for Studying Difference in Segregation Levels Across Time and Space. (on SoxArXiv)