Adam Goldstein's areas of interest include economic sociology, organizations, and social stratification. His current research examines the social consequences of financial capitalism in the contemporary United States.
Selected Recent Publications
Goldstein, Adam and James F. Wharam. 2022. “Choose the Plan That’s Right for You: Devolved Choice as Class-Biased Institutional Change in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance.” Sociological Science. https://doi.org/10.15195/v9.a10
Goldstein, Adam and Tod Hamilton. 2022. “Dog Whistles and Work Hours: The Political Activation of Labor Market Discrimination” Sociological Science. https://doi.org/10.15195/v9.a3
Fligstein, Neil and Adam Goldstein. 2022. “The Legacy of Shareholder Value Capitalism.” Annual Review of Sociology 48. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-soc-030420-120827
Goldstein, Adam and Charlie Eaton. 2021. “Asymmetry by Design: Identity Obfuscation, Reputational Pressure, and Consumer Predation in U.S. For-Profit Higher Education.” American Sociological Review 86(5). https://doi.org/10.1177/00031224211043223
Liu, Larry and Adam Goldstein. 2021. “Labor Shareholders and Worker Power: Do Pension Funds Benefit Labor Interests?” Social Forces. https://doi-org./10.1093/sf/soab025
Vertesi, Janet A., Adam Goldstein, Diana Enriquez, Larry Liu, and Katherine T. Miller. 2021. “Pre-Automation: Insourcing and Automating the Gig Economy.” Sociologica 14(3): 167-93. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1971-8853/11657.
Goldstein, Adam and Ziyao Tian. 2020 “Financialization and Income Generation in the 21st Century: Rise of the Petit Rentier Class?” Socio-Economic Review. https://doi.org/10.1093/ser/mwaa038
Enriquez, Diana and Adam Goldstein. 2020. “COVID-19’s Socioeconomic Impact on Low-Income Benefit Recipients: Early Evidence from Tracking Surveys. Socius. https://doi.org/10.1177/2378023120970794
Goldstein, Adam and Orestes Hastings. 2019 “Buying In: Positional Competition, Schools, and Housing Consumption.” Sociological Science 6:416-45. https://doi.org/10.15195/v6.a16
Goldstein, Adam. 2018. The Social Ecology of Speculation: Community Organization and Non-occupancy Investment in the US Housing Bubble. American Sociological Review 83(6): 1108-1143. https://doi.org/10.1177/0003122418808212