Wesley Stubenbord

Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Wesley Stubenbord is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Cornell University and the Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Economy and Society.  His current research focuses on the rise of billionaire wealth and the changing composition of the world’s economic elite over the past quarter century.  Prior to joining Cornell, he was a high school math teacher in Massachusetts and a financial analyst in New York City.  He received a B.A. in Economics and Sociology from New York University and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching from Boston University.


  • Economic sociology;
  • stratification;
  • organizations
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“The great bulk of controls over social behavior are not external but built into the relationships themselves.”— George Homans