Cristobal Young is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. Cristobal works in the overlapping fields of economic sociology, stratification, and quantitative methods. He studies the sociological dynamics surrounding public policies that moderate income inequality. How do taxes affect the demographics of the elite? Do millionaire taxes cause migration of the elite to lower-tax climates? At the other end of the spectrum, does Unemployment Insurance, by moderating income loss during joblessness, weaken people’s desire to find new work? In other words, are there strong downside costs to intervening in the market distribution of income?
Methodologically, Cristobal specializes in analyzing large scale administrative and survey data. Drawing on modern computational power, he is developing new methods for addressing model uncertainty and improving the robustness of social science research.