The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.


Gregory Eirich

Lecturer in the Discipline of Sociology and Director, QMSS



Dr. Eirich is the Director of the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) MA Program and is appointed Lecturer-in-Discipline within the Department of Sociology. His course offerings include Data Analysis, Advanced Analytic Techniques, Research Seminar, Time Series, and Social Network Analysis with QMSS. He researches the causes and consequences of socioeconomic inequality, with a particular focus on family processes. He has studied “rich-get-richer” dynamics in the CEO labor market and the cumulative academic consequences of reading ability groups in the early education. His dissertation examined the relationship between parental religiosity and children’s educational attainment in the United States. He has many on-going projects in collaboration with MA and Ph.D. students. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology (with Thomas Diprete and Matthew Pittinsky), Annual Review of Sociology (with Thomas DiPrete), International Journal of the Sociology of the Family, Research in the Sociology of Work, in Adolescence in the 21st Century: Constants and Challenges (eds, Frances R. Spielhagen, Paul D. Schwartz; Information Age Publishing), and most recently, in the Journal of Family Issues. He has a BA in Classical Languages and Philosophy from Fordham University and his Ph.D. is from Columbia in Sociology. Prior to teaching, Greg was a senior consultant conducting health care research at The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC. He can be reached via email.


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