Klarita Gërxhani is Professor and Chair in Sociology at the Department of Political and Social Sciences.
Her main expertise lies in the micro-foundations of Economic Sociology. After completing her M.A. in General Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana, Albania, she received her M. Phil and Ph.D. in Economics at the Tinbergen Institute and the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam. She continued her academic career as a post-doctoral researcher in Economic Sociology at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies and the Amsterdam School for Social science Research at the University of Amsterdam.
She maintained the link between economics and sociology by taking the position of Assistant Professor and later of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, while being a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam, and research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute.
Professor Gërxhani has been co-director of the programme group 'Institutions, Inequalities and Life Courses' at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, and Chair of Board of Examiners of the B.A. and M.A. in Sociology at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam.
In her interdisciplinary research, she has pursued a combination of laboratory experiments with field surveys. She is the author of various articles published in journals like Annual Review of Sociology, Social Networks, PloS ONE, European Sociological Review, Experimental Economics, Journal of Institutional Economics, European Economic Review, Social Science Research, Journal of Economic Psychology, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, etc.
Research interests: (Micro)-Economic Sociology, Institutional theory, Social Norms, Labor Market and Organizations, Social Status and Gender Inequalities, Social Capital, Informal Economies and Tax Evasion, Field Surveys and (Laboratory) Experiments.
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