Elizabeth E. Bruch
Research Associate Professor, PSC
Associate Professor, Sociology
Associate Professor, LSA Complex Systems
Elizabeth Bruch's work combines statistical models of individuals' choice behaviors with formal modeling approaches that capture the implications of those behaviors for aggregate social patterns. She has developed "cognitively plausible" statistical models of neighborhood and mate choice, and is applying models from behavioral ecology to understand how individuals adapt their mate-seeking strategies to particular romantic markets. She is currently working on problems related to income inequality and income segregation, statistical modeling of residential choice, and the role of scale (population and group size) in social dynamics. Dr. Bruch recently started a new project on mate preferences and marriage market dynamics.
- Bruch, Elizabeth E., and Fred Feinberg. 2017. "Decision-Making Processes in Social Contexts." Annual Review of Sociology 43(1): 207-227.
- Bruch, Elizabeth E., Fred Feinberg, and Kee Yeun Lee. 2016. "Extracting multistage screening rules from online dating activity data." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(38): 10530-10535.
- Bruch, Elizabeth E., R. A. Hammond, and P. M. Todd. 2015. "Coevolution of Decision-Making and Social Environments." in Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource, Wiley.
- Bruch, Elizabeth E., and Jon Atwell. 2015. "Agent-Based Models in Empirical Social Research." Sociological Methods and Research 44(2): 186-221.
- Bruch, Elizabeth E. 2014. "How Population Structure Shapes Neighborhood Segregation." American Journal of Sociology 119(5): 1221-1278.
- Bruch, Elizabeth E., and Robert Mare. 2012. "Methodological issues in the analysis of residential preferences, residential mobility, and neighborhood change." Sociological Methodology 42(1): 103-154.
- Bruch, Elizabeth E., and Robert D. Mare. 2009. "Preferences and Pathways to Segregation: Reply to Van de Rijt, Siegel, and Macy." American Journal of Sociology 114(4): 1181-1198.
- Bruch, Elizabeth E., and Robert D. Mare. 2006. "Neighborhood choice and neighborhood change." American Journal of Sociology 112(3): 667-709.
- Bruch finds online daters contact prospects more desirable than themselves
- Bruch reveals key decision criteria in making first cuts on dating sites
- Elizabeth Bruch promoted to Associate Professor
- Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology
- Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology
- Bruch, Feinberg, and Lee model mate choice using data from online dating site