Matthew Bothner

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Social and Economic Network Analysis
ESMT Berlin
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Matt Bothner joined European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in 2011. Before joining ESMT, Matt was a visiting associate professor of sociology at Cornell University as well as a fellow at the Center for the Study of Economy and Society at Cornell. Formerly, he was also associate professor of organizations and strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Matt received his PhD with distinction in 2000 from Columbia University’s Department of Sociology, where he also received his MPhil and MA degrees. His current research addresses the measurement and consequences of social status in several empirical settings, including venture capital, professional sports and higher education. In addition, he has developed computational models both to better understand factors affecting the evolution of status-based cumulative advantage and to clarify the optimal strategies for leading tournaments for peer recognition among scientists. He has also studied the behavioral consequences of competitive crowding around contestants’ ranks in dynamic tournaments, focusing on the positional causes of car crashes in professional stock car auto racing. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology and Management Science.