Associated researchers

Salvatore Babones

Salvatore Babones (@sbabones) is an associate professor of sociology and social policy at the University of Sydney in Australia and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington, DC. He holds both a master's degree in statistics and a Ph.D. in sociology from the Johns Hopkins University. Before moving to Australia in 2008, he taught for five years at the University of Pittsburgh. His latest book is Sixteen for '16: A Progressive Agenda for a Better America, available now from Policy Press.
Prior to entering academia full-time, Dr. Babones worked in the private sector in financial risk management. He also taught sociology and statistics at several universities in the United States. Dr. Babones is an American citizen, born in New Jersey and educated in Florida, Alabama, and Maryland.

Dr. Babones is the author or editor of four books and more than two dozen academic research articles. His academic research focuses on income inequality, economic development, and statistical methods for comparative social science research. He writes a weekly column for the website and contributes to progressive websites and newsletters across America.