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The Institute for Analytical Sociology

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The researchers at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) conduct cutting-edge research on important social, political, and cultural matters. The research at IAS is sociological – in its original and broadly conceived meaning – and the researchers at the IAS come from several academic disciplines.

The interdisciplinary nature of IAS makes it possible for its researchers to make innovative use of methods and analytical tools developed in other disciplines than their own.

Through a combination of statistical analyses of big data bases, detailed micro research, computer simulations, and computer visualizations, the researchers at IAS seek to improve our understanding of important societal processes.


Sarah Valdez

Research Grants to IAS

Sarah Valdez and Juta Kawalerowicz, The Institute for Analytical Sociology, have both been awarded research grants from Forte, for a total of five million SEK over a three year period.

New article on Cultural Dynamics

The article studies how contemporary artists´ reputations among art galleries as well as museums affect their success in terms of exhibitions. The article is authored by IAS Director Peter Hedström, together with scholars in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel, and is forthcoming in the top-ranked journal Academy of Management Journal.

Honorary Doctorate Lecture October 13th

Honorary Doctorate Lecture Jon Elster, professor at Columbia University,USA. Professor Elster’s research has played an important role in the development of analytical sociology, a fast-growing research field at Linköping University.

Karl Wennberg

Field editor at the Journal of Business Venturing

Karl Wennberg, deputy director at The institute for Analytical Sociology at Linkopings University and Professor at Stockholm School of Economics is from September 1st one of the field editors at the Journal of Business Venturing, the most highly ranked international journal in entrepreneurship.

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Guest Researchers

We welcome guest researchers who work on topics related to the research and theory development taking place at IAS.  

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Last updated: 2015-06-09