Selected Books on Economic Sociology


Marx, Karl. Capital (1867).

Marx, Karl. Grundrisse (1857-1858).

Parsons, Talcott and Neil Smelser, Economy and Society (1956).

Polanyi, Karl. The Great Transformation (1944).

Polanyi, Karl, Conrad Arensberg and Harry Pearson (eds.). Trade and Market in the Early Empires (1957).

Schumpeter, Joseph. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942).

Schumpeter, Joseph. The Economics and Sociology of Capitalism (1991).

Simmel, Georg. The Philosophy of Money (1900).

Weber, Max. Economy and Society (1922).

Weber, Max. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904-1905).

Weber, Max. Essays in Economic Sociology (1999).


Biggart, Nicole W., ed. 2002. Readings in Economic Sociology. Cambridge: Blackwell.

Dobbin Frank. 2004. The New Economic Sociology: A Reader. New Jersey: Princeton University Press

Dobbin Frank 2004. The Sociology of the Economy. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Guillen, Mauro F., Randall Collins, Paula England, and Marshall Meyer, eds. 2002. The New Economic Sociology: Developments in an Emerging Field. New York: Sage.

Smelser, Neil J. 1976. The Sociology of Economic Life. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

Smelser, Neil J., and Richard Swedberg, eds. 2005. Handbook of Economic Sociology. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Swedberg, Richard, and Mark Granovetter, eds. 2001. The Sociology of Economic Life. Second edition. Boulder, Colorado: Westview.


Abolafia, Mitchell. 1996. Making Markets: Opportunism and Restraint on Wall Street. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Callon, Michel, ed. 1998. The Laws of the Markets. Oxford: Blackwell.

Cetina, Karin Knorr and Alex Preda, ed. 2004. The Sociology of Financial Markets. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

DiMaggio, Paul, ed. 2001. The Twenty-First-Century Firm: Changing Economic Organization in International Perspective. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Duina, Francesco. 2006. The Social Construction of Free Trade: The European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Fligstein, Neil. 2001. The Architecture of Markets: An Economic Sociology of Twenty-First-Century Capitalist Societies. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Guillen, Mauro F. 2001. The Limits of Convergence: Globalization & Organizational Change in Argentina, South Korea, and Spain. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Swedberg, Richard. 1998. Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology. Princeton University Press.

White, Harrison C. 2001. Markets from Networks: Socioeconomic Models of Production. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Zucker, Ross. 2001. Democratic Distributive Justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.