Department of Organization

Professor with special responsibilities

Leave: On leave
Room: KIL/14.A-3.49

My research examines the social underpinnings of money and markets. I’ve investigated this question in a variety of empirical domains, ranging from amateur investors in the United States to the global wealth management profession. I'm interested in how things get done--what social actors like investors and professionals actually do--and how that aggregates to the macro-level of financial markets, culture and political institutions. My work intersects with the literatures of political economy, anthropology, social psychology and behavioral finance. Most recently, Harvard University Press published my book on offshore finance and wealth management, titled Capital without Borders: Wealth Management and the One Percent. Previously, my research examined the effects of diversity and decision-making processes on the performance of investment groups.

Primary research areas
  • Economic Sociology
  • Organizational Sociology
  • Professions
  • Inequality
  • Small Groups
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Advanced Economic Sociology

Organizational Analysis

Managerial Economics

Advanced Topics in Diversity Management


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Selected publications

Book excerpt: The Guardian, September 2016

Book review: The Times Higher Education, September 2016

Book review: In These Times, September 2016

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Brooke Harrington / Secrecy, Simmel and the New Sociology of Wealth
In: Sociologica, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2021, p. 143-152
Journal article > peer review
Alice Guerra; Brooke Harrington / Why Do People Pay Taxes? : Explaining Tax Compliance by Individuals.
In: Handbook on the Politics of Taxation. ed. /Lukas Hakelberg; Laura Seelkopf. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2021, p. 355-373
Book chapter > peer review
Brooke Harrington; Leonard Seabrooke / Transnational Professionals
In: Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 46, No. 4, 7.2020, p. 399-417
Journal article > peer review
Brooke Harrington / Trusts and Financialization
In: The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization. ed. /Philip Mader; Daniel Mertens; Natascha van der Zwan. Abingdon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2020, p. 276-287
Book chapter > peer review
Brooke Harrington; Leonard Seabrooke / Transnational Professions
Paper presented at American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. ASA 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Brooke Harrington / Turning Vice into Virtue : Institutional Work and Professional Misconduct.
In: Human Relations, Vol. 72, No. 9, 9.2019, p. 1464-1496
Journal article > peer review
Alice Guerra; Brooke Harrington / Attitude–behavior Consistency in Tax Compliance : A Cross-national Comparison.
In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 156, 12.2018, p. 184-205
Journal article > peer review
Brooke Harrington; Vanessa M. Strike / Between Kinship and Commerce : Fiduciaries and the Institutional Logics of Family Firms.
In: Family Business Review, Vol. 31, No. 4, 12.2018, p. 417-440
Journal article > peer review
Brooke Harrington; Vanessa M. Strike / Fiduciaries and Family Firms : Integrating the Logics of Commerce and Family.
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2018 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Brooke Harrington / Professional Agency in the Ecology of Wrongdoing
Bergen : Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) 2018, 46 p. (CMI Working Paper, No. 2018:8)
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