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ESRA BURAK HO

Prof. Burak Ho  
Assistant Professor
BA (Cornell University), M.A. (Stanford University), Ph.D. (Stanford University)
  Office: WYL319, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 7188
  FAX: (852) 2456 0737
  e-Mail: esraburakho@LN.edu.hk

Esra Burak Ho received her BA in sociology and economics from Cornell University and her PhD in sociology from Stanford University. Her research interests are in the subfields of social stratification and inequality, distributive justice, and public opinion. Her current projects focus on attitudes towards top incomes and examine the role of distributive justice in the general public’s acceptance and disapproval of extremely high pay. She teaches Introduction to Sociology, Work and Occupations, Sociological Research Methods, and Public Opinion and Opinion Survey. Her personal website can be found here: www.esraburak.com.

 

Research | Top

Income Inequality, Social Stratification, Distributive Justice, Public Opinion, Social Policy

 

Publications : | Top

Burak, Esra. Forthcoming. “Is The Sky the Limit? Fair Executive Pay as Performance Rises” Social Problems

Burak, Esra. 2013 “The Social Maximum: American Attitudes toward Extremely High Incomes.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 31: 97 – 114.

Smeeding, Timothy M., Jeffrey P. Thompson, Asaf Levanon and Esra Burak. 2011. “Poverty and Income Inequality in the Early Stages of the Great Recession” in The Great Recession by Grusky, David B., Bruce Western and Christopher Wimer (Eds.). Russell Sage.

Wolff, Edward N., Lindsay Owens and Esra Burak. 2011. “How Much Wealth Was Destroyed in the Great Recession?” in The Great Recession by Grusky, David B., Bruce Western and Christopher Wimer (Eds.) Russell Sage.

Burak, Esra. 2011. “Spotlight on Family Independence Initiative” Pathways Magazine Summer, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University.


Working Papers | Top

Juan Enrique Huerta-Wong, Esra Burak, and David B. Grusky. “Is Mexico the Limiting Case? Social Mobility in the New Gilded Age”. Link to paper: http://web.stanford.edu/group/scspi/_media/working_papers/huerta-wong_burak_grusky_mexico-mobility.pdf

Burak, Esra. “Is $5 Million Just Too Much? Distributive Justice and Fair CEO Pay.”

 

Professional Conferences | Top

2015 (Invited panel chair) “Gender” Burma/Myanmar: Taking the Transition to the Next Stage. Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

2015 (Invited) “The Effects of Performance, Effort, and Employment Context on Fair Pay at the Top” International Symposium: Managing Rapid Social and Economic Changes: International Responses and Urban Governance. Guangzhou.

2015 “Is The Sky The Limit? Fair Executive Pay as Performance Rises” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, U.S.A.

2015 (Invited) “Is The Sky The Limit? Fair Executive Pay as Performance Rises” International Symposium on Globalization, Changing Labor Markets and Social Mobility: Challenges for Education and Urban Governance. Hong Kong.

2014 “The Functional Form of Fair Pay at Very High Levels of Pay” Hong Kong Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

2013 “The Role of Performance, Effort, and Societal Contribution in Determining Fair CEO Pay in the United States” Research Committee on Social Stratification (RC 28) University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.

2013 “Is $5 Million Just too Much? The Legitimacy of Executive Pay in the United States in an Era of Rising Inequality” Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong.

2012 “American Attitudes toward Extremely High Incomes” Foothill College, California.

2011 “Income, Inequality, and Poverty over the Early Stages of the Great Recession” (co-authors Timothy Smeeding, Jeffrey Thompson and Asaf Levanon) Stanford University, California, Department of Sociology Open House.

2010 “The Social Maximum: Do Americans Believe There Should Be a Ceiling to Earnings?” Gothenburg, Sweden. ISA World Congress of Sociology, Research Committee on Social Stratification (RC 28).

2009 “The Social Maximum: Do Americans Believe There Should Be a Ceiling to Earnings?” Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

 

  Teaching Subjects | Top


Academic Year:  2018-2019:

1st Term:

SSC3319

Junior Research Project

SSC4319

Senior Thesis

2nd Term:

SOC3101

Sociological Research Methods

 

SSC3319

Junior Research Project
Summer Term: SOC4102 Public Opinion & Opinion Survey
     

PhD Student : Ms. SAM Sarah Tara

All the courses offered by the Department of Sociology and Social Policy for this and past terms are available at these links: Current term / Past terms. Simply follow the link and click on the course you would like to view information on.

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