Office Hours for Winter 2017 :
- Winter 2017: Tuesday 11am-1pm, and by appointment
- PhD: Duke University, 2013
- MA: Duke University, 2010
- BA, BS: Indiana University, 2007
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My research examines how macro-level economic, demographic, and institutional changes influence poverty and inequality. Specifically, much of my research focuses on racial/ethnic inequality in metropolitan housing and labor markets in the United States. Related strands of research examine various facets of poverty and inequality in both the US and comparatively. My various research questions include: How did longstanding racial/ethnic wage gaps change in the transition to the "new economy"? How do steady declines in White-Black segregation, and increases in White-Latino segregation relate to profound White-minority homeownership gaps? How do welfare states moderate risk profiles for poverty vary across societies?
Below are links to extended summaries of some of my research in progress, published articles, and course syllabi. I've also posted some replication files for published articles, which reproduce the papers' primary results. The original data for these articles are publically accessible from the sources they cite.
Current Research in Progress
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- Finnigan, Ryan. "The New Economy and Racial and Ethnic Wage Inequalities."
- Finnigan, Ryan. "Racial and Ethnic Employment Inequalities across Business Cycles, 1979-2013"
- Finnigan, Ryan. "Racial Segregation, Population Change, and Minority Homeownership, 1980-2010"
- Brady, David, Ryan Finnigan, and Sabine Huebgen. "Rethinking the Demographic Risks of Poverty: Prevalences and Penalties in Comparative Perspective."
- Finnigan, Ryan, and Jo Hale. "Work Variability and Unionization in the Great Recession."
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"Poverty Measurement and Risk Profiles," Nov 18, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
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Soc 3: Social Problems, Winter 2017
Soc 3: Social Problems, F14 W15 F15 W16 F16