Elizabeth E. Bruch

Research Associate Professor, PSC
Associate Professor, Sociology
Associate Professor, LSA Complex Systems
Elizabeth E. Bruch


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.