Victor Nee is the Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor in the Department of Sociology at Cornell and the Director of the Economic Sociology Lab.
Nee’s current research interests in economic sociology examine the role of networks and norms in the emergence of economic institutions and organizations. He is working on an ongoing study of institutional change focusing on networks and norms of entrepreneurs and firms in the Yangzi delta region of China.
Nee also has a new research program on the making of a knowledge-based regional economies in the United States. The study examines the rise of a 21st century regional knowledge economy in New York City.
In April, 2020 Victor Nee was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences—one of 276 newly elected fellows honored for individual achievements in academia, the arts, business, government and public affairs.
The Economic Sociology Lab seeks to provide training in theory construction linked to empirical research.
Articles & Chapters
Learning to Trust: From Relational Exchange to Generalized Trust in China (Victor Nee, Håkan J. Holm, Sonja Opper) Informs 2019
Strategic Decisions: prosocial behavior and cooperation (Holm, Nee and Opper) 2019