Nicholas Occhiuto is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Yale University. He is a Graduate Policy Fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. His research interests include economic sociology, sociology of markets, organizations, occupations, and work. His research has appeared in the Annual Review of Sociology as well as Work and Occupations.
His dissertation is a comparative ethnographic study that examines the impact of smartphone applications (i.e. Uber, Lyft, Flywheel, Ride Austin etc.) on the taxicab markets in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Austin in order to understand how innovations affect markets.
Before going to Yale, Nicholas received his MA in sociology from Columbia University, and his BA in sociology and philosophy from New York University.