Arnout van de Rijt
Professor of Sociology, European University Institute
President, International Network of Analytical Sociology
Editor-in-Chief, Sociological Science
Elected member, European Academy of Sociology
Arnout van de Rijt is Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University (2007). Arnout’s research spans the broad areas of social network analysis, computational social science, collective action, and social stratification.
SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS
- 2021 James S. Coleman Outstanding Article Award, American Sociological Association, Rationality & Society section (with Vincenz Frey)
- 2020 Robert K. Merton Award for best paper in analytical sociology
- 2019 International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) paper of the year award (with Thijs Bol and Mathijs de Vaan)
- 2019 James S. Coleman Outstanding Article Award, American Sociological Association, Rationality & Society section (with Thijs Bol and Mathijs de Vaan)
- 2018 Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology.
- 2017 Raymond Boudon Award for Early Career Achievement, European Academy of Sociology.
- 2017 Best Paper Award, American Sociological Association, CITAMS section (with Eran Shor, Alex Miltsov, Vivek Kulkarni, and Steven Skiena)
- 2015 Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Fellow-in-Residence (I declined)
- 2014 Clifford Geertz Prize for Best Article, American Sociological Association, Culture section (with Eran Shor, Charles Ward, and Steven Skiena)
- 2010 Linton C. Freeman Distinguished Young Scholar Award, International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
- 2009 Prize for Best Article, European Academy of Sociology (with Vincent Buskens)
- Vincenz Frey and Arnout van de Rijt. 2021. “Social Influence Undermines Crowd Wisdom in Sequential Decision-Making.” Management Science 67(7): 4273-4286. pdf data&code
- Arnout van de Rijt. 2019. “Self-Correcting Dynamics in Social Influence Processes.” American Journal of Sociology 124(5): 1468-95. pdf data&code
- Thijs Bol, Mathijs de Vaan and Arnout van de Rijt. 2018. “The Matthew Effect in Science Funding.” PNAS 115:4887-90. pdf data&code Press: Nature, Volkskrant, Trouw
- Eran Shor, Arnout van de Rijt, Alex Miltsov, Vivek Kulkarni and Steven Skiena. 2015. “A Paper Ceiling: Explaining the Persistent Underrepresentation of Female Names in Printed News.” American Sociological Review 80(5): 960-84.
- Arnout van de Rijt, Soong Moon Kang, Michael Restivo and Akshay Patil. 2014. “Field Experiments of Success-Breeds-Success Dynamics.” PNAS 111(19):6934–39. pdf data&code Press: Economist, Time, National Geographic, WAMC, Daily News, Daily Mail, World News, Business Insider, Phys.org, FT Alphaville, Psychology Today
- Arnout van de Rijt, Eran Shor, Charles Ward and Steven Skiena. 2013. “Only Fifteen Minutes? The Social Stratification of Fame in Printed Media.” American Sociological Review 78(2): 266-89. pdf data&code Press: LA Times, NBC News, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Yahoo News, Pacific Standard, Politiken (front page), U.S. News and World Report, Philly, LiveScience.com, Smithsonian, Hindustan Times, UPI, Winnipeg Free Press, PsychCentral, Salon, Jezebel
- Arnout van de Rijt, David Siegel, and Michael Macy. 2009. “Neighborhood Chance and Neighborhood Change: Comment on Bruch and Mare.” American Journal of Sociology 114(4):1166-80. pdf data&code
- Vincent Buskens and Arnout van de Rijt. 2008. “Dynamics of Networks if Everyone Strives for Structural Holes.” American Journal of Sociology 114(2):371-407.
- UCL. Keynote at the Workshop on Experimental Sociology. June, 2022.
- Bocconi. Department of Social and Political Sciences. March 2, 2022.
- Bologna. Medici Summer School lecture, MIT Sloan, UBologna, HEC. June 18, 2021.
- NYU Abu Dhabi. Social Research and Public Policy speaker series. February 4, 2021.
- Cornell. Department of Sociology. Comp Social Science lab. December 1, 2020.
- Cornell. Department of Sociology. Economic Sociology lab. September 22, 2020.
- Berkeley. Haas Business School. September 15, 2020.
- Yale. Computational Social Science Conference. September 6, 2019.
- Oxford. Nuffield seminar series. November 1, 2018.
- Cornell. Future of the Social Sciences workshop. October 26, 2018.
- Paris. Lecture in acceptance of Boudon Early Career Award. October 19, 2018.
- UPenn. Pre-Conference on Computational Sociology. August 10, 2018.
- Dublin. University College Dublin. ESSA keynote address. September 28, 2017.
- Rome. LUISS University. Theoretical Organization Models Conference. June 17, 2017.
- Yale. Networks and Events Workshop. September 16, 2016.
- Stanford. The New Computational Sociology conference. August 15, 2014.
- Oxford. Keynote at IMEBESS conference. April 11, 2014.
- Columbia. Networks and Time seminar series. October 10, 2013.
- Cornell. Center for the Study of Economy and Society. October 3, 2013.
- Rutgers. Business School. October 2, 2013.
- Harvard. Center for Complex Network Research. June 17, 2013.
- MIT Sloan. System Dynamics Group. February 25, 2013.
- McGill. Social statistics seminar. January 18, 2012.
- Harvard Kennedy School. Institute for Quantitative Social Science. November 16, 2011
- Stanford. Research on Algorithms & Incentives in Networks seminar. November 9, 2011
- Yale. Department of Sociology. CIQLE Workshop. October 7, 2011.
- Yale. Department of Sociology. Comparative Research Workshop. March 29, 2011.
- St. Pete, FA. International Network for Social Network Analysis. February 11, 2011. Plenary address in acceptance of Freeman Award.
- MIT Sloan. System Dynamics Group. September 21, 2009.
- NYU Stern. Information Systems Group. March 3, 2009.
- Yale SOM. Organizational Behavior Group. January 8, 2009.
- NYU. Department of Sociology. December 5, 2008.
- Stanford. Department of Sociology. November 18, 2008.
- MIT&Harvard. Social dynamics seminar. November 12, 2008.
- Oxford University. Nuffield College. February 1, 2007.
- MIT Sloan. Strategy Group. December 11, 2006.
- Stanford GSB. Organizational Behavior Group. December 6, 2006.
- Harvard. Department of Sociology. December 4, 2006.
- University of Chicago GSB. Organizational Behavior Group. November 21, 2006.
- Cornell. Sociology brown bag talk. March 2, 2006.
- Princeton. Center for Migration and Development seminar. February 17, 2006.
- Cornell. Human Development. September 23, 2005.