I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. My research centers on urban and regional economic development, asking what factors determine why some places are more prosperous than others and how the economic conditions in which people live shape their life outcomes.
I also study the consequences of rising income inequality for American life, documenting how the concentration of economic resources among the very wealthy has reduced upward mobility and exacerbated racial and regional income disparities.
Beyond my academic research, I help run Reviving Growth Keynesianism, an effort to derive lessons for today from the economic thought of previous eras.
My full CV is available here
Fritz, B. S. L., and Manduca R., 2021. The Economic Complexity of US Metropolitan Areas. Regional Studies.
Manduca, R., and Sampson, R. J. 2021. Childhood Exposure to Polluted Neighborhood Environments and Intergenerational Income Mobility, Teenage Birth, and Incarceration in the USA. Population and Environment.
Manduca, R. 2020. The Spatial Structure of US Metropolitan Employment: New Insights from Administrative Data. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science.
You can explore my research here