dr. Wojtek Przepiorka
Assistant Professor
Social Sciences - Sociology
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I do theory driven empirical social research. I use theoretical models to derive hypotheses and test these hypotheses empirically using laboratory and field experiments or advanced methods of statistical data analysis. I have systematically pursued three research agendas. My first research agenda explores and exploits the potential of signalling theory to explain human social interaction. My second research agenda investigates how social norms emerge and are enforced by sanctions. My third research agenda investigates how rating systems promote social and economic exchange in licit and illicit markets. Although primarily fundamental, my research aims at informing the design of socio-economic systems. My research has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, American Sociological Review, European Sociological Review, Evolution and Human Behavior, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, Social Forces, and other disciplinary and cross-disciplinary outlets.

Strategic themes / Focus areas
Involved in the following study programme(s)
Scientific expertise
organisational behaviour
analytical sociology
economic sociology
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Curriculum vitae


Academic positions

Since 2014: Assistant professor (tenured), Department of Sociology, Utrecht University

2010 – 2014: Research fellow, Department of Sociology and Nuffield College, University of Oxford

2009 – 2010: Postdoctoral researcher, Chair of Sociology, ETH Zurich

2004 – 2009: Research assistant and doctoral candidate, Chair of Sociology, ETH Zurich

2002 – 2004: Undergraduate research assistant, Institute of Sociology, University of Bern



Since 2017: Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences India, FLAME University

Since 2015: Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Since 2014: Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS)

2010 – 2014: Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences, University of Oxford



2009: Dr. sc. ETH Zurich in sociology, ETH Zurich (with distinction)

2004: Lic.rer.soc. (M.A.) in sociology (with computer science and economics), University of Bern

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Selected publications



  • Trust and Reputation in Markets. In F. Giardini & R. Wittek (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (with A. Diekmann)














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  • Introduction to Sociology (with J. Mandemakers)
    Course code: UCSSCSOC11
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences (with N. Romeijn)
    Course code: ECB1ISS
  • Electives and research experiences
    Course code: 201400041
  • Measurement and modeling with social data (with J. Weesie)
    Course code: 201800138
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dr. W. Przepiorka Contact details
Sjoerd Groenmangebouw

Padualaan 14
Room C2.28
The Netherlands

Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 3467
Phone number (department) +31 30 253 2101


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