Associate Professor Salvatore Babones

Associate Professor

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4253

Website http://salvatorebabones.com
Contact Details

Biographical details

A/Prof Babones is the author or editor of ten books and more than two dozen academic research articles. His two main areas of academic research are the political economy of the greater China region and the methodology of quantitative modeling in the social sciences. He also publishes extensively on American social and foreign policy.

Teaching and supervision

  • SCLG2632 Quantitative Methods
  • SCLG3602 Sociological Theory and Practice
  • SCLG6918 Introductory Quantitative Methods

Current projects

  • The Economics of Empire-- a study of the economic and political implications of American global dominance
  • Twenty for '20-- a program of twenty progressive social policies for 2020 America
  • Causality in the Social Sciences-- the development of an interpretive framework for social science causality
  • How Countries Grow-- an integrative study of historical and contemporary patterns of economic growth

Associations

  • 2012-[current]: Associate Fellow, Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Riga
  • 2011-[current]: Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington
  • 2012-2014: Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past-Chair (3-year cycle), Section on Political Economy of the World-System, American Sociological Association
  • 2011-2014: Vice President, Research Committee 02 - Economy and Society, International Sociological Association

PhD and master's project opportunities

A/Prof Babones is soliciting PhD, Honours, and other research students to work on projects under the rubric of "Emerging Market Societies" to study the societies of economically important developing countries and regions. A/Prof Babones is particularly interested in supervising studies of economic growth and economic inequality in the greater China region. Students are especially encouraged who would like to learn how to use quantitative methods to study official statistical data produced by government agencies. No prior mathematical or statistical training is required, but potential students should be curious about quantitative methods and eager to expand their knowledge.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • The Operationalization of Monetary Poverty in High-Income Countries; Babones S; Swiss National Science Foundation/Research Support.

2010

  • Globalisation and the Global Income Distribution in Times of Stability and in Times of Crisis; Babones S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2006

  • Globalization and the World-Economy; Babones S; US National Science Foundation/Sociology Program.

2003

  • Spatial Probability Mapping from Behavioral Objective Functions; Babones S; US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command/Research Funding.

1999

  • Economic Development in the Liberal State; Babones S; US National Science Foundation Sociology Program/Dissertation Fellowship.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Babones, S. (2014). Methods for Quantitative Macro-Comparative Research. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  • Esteva, G., Babones, S., Babcicky, P. (2013). The Future of Development: A radical manifesto. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.
  • Babones, S. (2009). The International Structure of Income: Its Implications for Economic Growth. Saarbruecken: VDM Verlag Dr Muller.

Edited Books

  • Babones, S. (2013). Applied Statistical Modeling. London: Sage Publications.
  • Babones, S. (2013). Fundamentals of Regression Modeling. London: Sage Publications.
  • Babones, S., Chase-Dunn, C. (2012). Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis. Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Babones, S. (2009). Social Inequality and Public Health. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Chase-Dunn, C., Babones, S. (2006). Global Social Change: Historical and Comparative Perspectives. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Babones, S. (2014). Investigating the Degree of Structure in the World-Economy Using Concepts from Entropy Theory. In Christian Suter, Christopher Chase-Dunn (Eds.), Structures of the World Political Economy and the Future of Global Conflict and Cooperation, (pp. 13-32). Zurich: LIT Verlag.
  • Babones, S. (2014). The Global Diffusion of Inequality since 1970 [Forthcoming]. In Axel Franzen, Ben Jann, Christian Joppke, and Eric Widmer (Eds.), Inequality and Integration in Times of Crisis. Zurich: Seismo.
  • Babones, S. (2013). An Orientation to Applied Statistical Modeling in the Social Sciences. In Salvatore J. Babones (Eds.), Applied Statistical Modeling, (pp. 1-24). London: Sage Publications.
  • Babones, S. (2013). Regression Fundamentals for the Social Sciences. In Salvatore Babones (Eds.), Fundamentals of Regression Modeling, (pp. 1-19). London: Sage Publications.
  • Babones, S. (2012). Position and Mobility in the Contemporary World-Economy: A Structuralist Perspective. In Salvatore J. Babones, Christopher Chase-Dunn (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis, (pp. 327-335). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Babones, S. (2010). Global Development Studies. In Robert A. Denemark (Eds.), The International Studies Encyclopedia, (pp. lxiii-lxxxi). West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Babones, S. (2009). Inequality and Health: Models for Moving from Science to Policy. In Salvatore J Babones (Eds.), Social Inequality and Public Health, (pp. 185-197). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Babones, S. (2009). What the Public Needs to Know about Social Inequality and Public Health. In Salvatore J Babones (Eds.), Social Inequality and Public Health, (pp. 231-235). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Babones, S. (2007). Studying Globalization: Methodological Issues. In George Ritzer (Eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Globalization, (pp. 144-161). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Babones, S. (2006). Conducting Global Social Research. In Christopher K. Chase Dunn, Salvatore J. Babones (Eds.), Global Social Change: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, (pp. 8-30). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Turner, J., Babones, S. (2006). Global Inequality: An Introduction. In Christopher K. Chase Dunn, Salvatore J. Babones (Eds.), Global Social Change: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, (pp. 109-134). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Babones, S., Turner, J. (2003). Global Inequality. In George Ritzer (Eds.), Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative International Perspective, (pp. 101-120). Thousand Oaks, California, USA: Sage Publications.

Journals

  • Babones, S. (2014). What 'Is' World-Systems Analysis? [Forthcoming]. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology.
  • Babones, S. (2013). A Structuralist Approach to the Economic Trajectories of Russia and the Countries of East-Central Europe since 1900. Geopolitics, 18(3), 514-535. [More Information]
  • Babones, S. (2013). Austerity Economics and the Threat to Human Infrastructure. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 25(4), 576-583. [More Information]
  • Babones, S., Babcicky, P., Guillen, P. (2013). Fairness in the Social Regulation of Labor Markets: Reasons for Hope? Comparative Sociology, 12(2), 139-159. [More Information]
  • Babones, S. (2012). A structuralist perspective on economic growth in China and India: anticipating the end game. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 32(1), 29-41. [More Information]
  • Babones, S., Farabee-Siers, R. (2012). Indices of Trade Partner Concentration for 183 Countries, 1980-2008. Journal of World-Systems Research, 18(2), 266-277.
  • Babones, S. (2012). The Revival of Militarist Language in the United States. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 24(1), 84-91. [More Information]
  • Babones, S., Farabee-Siers, R., Morales, F. (2011). Dependency Trends in the Globalization Era: Evidence from Export Partner Concentration. Population Review, 50(2), 134-149.
  • Babones, S. (2011). The Middling Kingdom: The Hype and the Reality of China's Rise. Foreign Affairs, 90(5), 79-88.
  • Babones, S. (2010). Income, education, and class gradients in health in global perspective. Health Sociology Review, 19(1), 130-143.
  • Babones, S., Babcicky, P. (2010). The Globalization Challenge to Population Health. International Review of Modern Sociology, 36(2), 101-120.
  • Babones, S. (2010). Trade globalization, economic development and the importance of education-as-knowledge. Journal of Sociology, 46(1), 45-61. [More Information]
  • Babones, S. (2009). Modeling Error in Quantitative Macro-Comparative Research. Journal of World-Systems Research, 15(1), 86-114.
  • Babones, S. (2009). The Consistency of Self-Rated Health in Comparative Perspective. Public Health, 123(2), 199-201.
  • Babones, S., Vonada, D. (2009). Trade Globalization and National Income Inequality - Are They Related? Journal of Sociology, 45(1), 5-30. [More Information]
  • Babones, S., Zhang, X. (2008). Heterogeneity in the Global South in the Relationship between Income Inequality and Foreign Trade. International Review of Modern Sociology, 36, 95-108.
  • Babones, S. (2008). Income Inequality and Population Health: Correlation and Causality. Social Science and Medicine, 66(7), 1614-1626.
  • Babones, S., Felmet, K., Hwang, J. (2007). A Research Note: Investigating the Lag Structure of the Education-Income Inequality Relationship. Michigan Sociological Review, 21, 179-191.
  • Babones, S., Alvarez-Rivdulla, M. (2007). Standardized Income Inequality Data for Use in Cross-National Research. Sociological Inquiry, 77(1), 3-22.
  • Pelizzo, R., Babones, S. (2007). The political economy of polarized pluralism. Party Politics: the international journal for the study of political parties and political organizations, 13(1), 53-67.
  • Babones, S. (2005). The Country-Level Income Structure of the World-Economy. Journal of World-Systems Research, 11(1), 29-55.
  • Pelizzo, R., Babones, S. (2003). The Political Economy of Polarization: The Italian Case, 1963-1987. Politics and Policy, 31(1), 54-78.
  • Babones, S. (2002). Population and Sample Selection Effects in Measuring International Income Inequality. Journal of World-Systems Research, 8(1), 7-28.

Conferences

  • Babones, S. (2013). The Global Diffusion of Inequality since 1970. Conference on Power and Justice in the Contemporary World-Economy, New York: American Sociological Association.
  • Babones, S. (2011). Globalisation as Regression Residual: A Theory-Based Approach to Measuring Globalisation. Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2011: Local Lives/Global Networks (TASA 2011), Newcastle, Australia: University of Newcastle.
  • Babones, S. (2011). Perspectives on median income stagnation in America, 1973 to today. 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2011, Sydney: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Babones, S., Babcicky, P. (2011). Russia and East-Central Europe in the Modern World-System: A Structuralist Perspective. 10th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for Communist and Post-communist Studies (AACaPS-X 2011), Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Babones, S. (2010). Global Export Partner Concentration since 1980: Trends in Dependency and Globalisation. The annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association TASA 2010, Australia: The Australian Sociological Society.
  • Babones, S. (2008). Social Equity and Population Health: Cross-National Evidence and Policy Implications. The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, Melbourne: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Babones, S. (2007). Trade Globalization, Economic Development, and Income Stratification. International Sociological Association RC28 Montreal Interim Conference on Cumulative Advantage: Education, Health, Wealth and Institutional Contexts, Montreal: McGill University, Department of Sociology.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Harley, K., Babones, S., Quah, E., Leontini, R. (2011). Teaching Sociology in Australia: methods. Newsletter of the Australian Sociological association.
  • Babones, S. (2009). Progressive Taxation, Class Warfare, and the Lucky 400. Economy & Society.
  • Babones, S. (2009). What Makes a Society? Lessons from the Antipodes. Cl!q, 1.
  • Babones, S. (2008). Bailout Creates Real Opportunities for Next President. US Election Watch 08.

Reference Works

  • Babones, S. (2012). Deglobalization. In George Ritzer (Eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. (pp. 384-385). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Babones, S. (2012). Measurement of Globalization. In Mark Juergensmeyer and Helmut K. Anheier (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Studies. (pp. 757-761). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Babones, S. (2012). Methods in the Study of Globalization. In George Ritzer (Eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Babones, S. (2007). Financial Services. In David S. Clark (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, Volume 2. (pp. 586-588). Thousand Oaks, California, USA: Sage Publications.

2014

  • Babones, S. (2014). Investigating the Degree of Structure in the World-Economy Using Concepts from Entropy Theory. In Christian Suter, Christopher Chase-Dunn (Eds.), Structures of the World Political Economy and the Future of Global Conflict and Cooperation, (pp. 13-32). Zurich: LIT Verlag.
  • Babones, S. (2014). Methods for Quantitative Macro-Comparative Research. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  • Babones, S. (2014). The Global Diffusion of Inequality since 1970 [Forthcoming]. In Axel Franzen, Ben Jann, Christian Joppke, and Eric Widmer (Eds.), Inequality and Integration in Times of Crisis. Zurich: Seismo.
  • Babones, S. (2014). What 'Is' World-Systems Analysis? [Forthcoming]. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology.

2013

  • Babones, S. (2013). A Structuralist Approach to the Economic Trajectories of Russia and the Countries of East-Central Europe since 1900. Geopolitics, 18(3), 514-535. [More Information]
  • Babones, S. (2013). An Orientation to Applied Statistical Modeling in the Social Sciences. In Salvatore J. Babones (Eds.), Applied Statistical Modeling, (pp. 1-24). London: Sage Publications.
  • Babones, S. (2013). Applied Statistical Modeling. London: Sage Publications.
  • Babones, S. (2013). Austerity Economics and the Threat to Human Infrastructure. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 25(4), 576-583. [More Information]
  • Babones, S., Babcicky, P., Guillen, P. (2013). Fairness in the Social Regulation of Labor Markets: Reasons for Hope? Comparative Sociology, 12(2), 139-159. [More Information]
  • Babones, S. (2013). Fundamentals of Regression Modeling. London: Sage Publications.
  • Babones, S. (2013). Regression Fundamentals for the Social Sciences. In Salvatore Babones (Eds.), Fundamentals of Regression Modeling, (pp. 1-19). London: Sage Publications.
  • Esteva, G., Babones, S., Babcicky, P. (2013). The Future of Development: A radical manifesto. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.
  • Babones, S. (2013). The Global Diffusion of Inequality since 1970. Conference on Power and Justice in the Contemporary World-Economy, New York: American Sociological Association.

2012

  • Babones, S. (2012). A structuralist perspective on economic growth in China and India: anticipating the end game. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 32(1), 29-41. [More Information]
  • Babones, S. (2012). Deglobalization. In George Ritzer (Eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. (pp. 384-385). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Babones, S., Farabee-Siers, R. (2012). Indices of Trade Partner Concentration for 183 Countries, 1980-2008. Journal of World-Systems Research, 18(2), 266-277.
  • Babones, S. (2012). Measurement of Globalization. In Mark Juergensmeyer and Helmut K. Anheier (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Studies. (pp. 757-761). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Babones, S. (2012). Methods in the Study of Globalization. In George Ritzer (Eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Babones, S. (2012). Position and Mobility in the Contemporary World-Economy: A Structuralist Perspective. In Salvatore J. Babones, Christopher Chase-Dunn (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis, (pp. 327-335). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Babones, S., Chase-Dunn, C. (2012). Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis. Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Babones, S. (2012). The Revival of Militarist Language in the United States. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 24(1), 84-91. [More Information]

2011

  • Babones, S., Farabee-Siers, R., Morales, F. (2011). Dependency Trends in the Globalization Era: Evidence from Export Partner Concentration. Population Review, 50(2), 134-149.
  • Babones, S. (2011). Globalisation as Regression Residual: A Theory-Based Approach to Measuring Globalisation. Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2011: Local Lives/Global Networks (TASA 2011), Newcastle, Australia: University of Newcastle.
  • Babones, S. (2011). Perspectives on median income stagnation in America, 1973 to today. 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2011, Sydney: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Babones, S., Babcicky, P. (2011). Russia and East-Central Europe in the Modern World-System: A Structuralist Perspective. 10th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for Communist and Post-communist Studies (AACaPS-X 2011), Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Harley, K., Babones, S., Quah, E., Leontini, R. (2011). Teaching Sociology in Australia: methods. Newsletter of the Australian Sociological association.
  • Babones, S. (2011). The Middling Kingdom: The Hype and the Reality of China's Rise. Foreign Affairs, 90(5), 79-88.

2010

  • Babones, S. (2010). Global Development Studies. In Robert A. Denemark (Eds.), The International Studies Encyclopedia, (pp. lxiii-lxxxi). West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Babones, S. (2010). Global Export Partner Concentration since 1980: Trends in Dependency and Globalisation. The annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association TASA 2010, Australia: The Australian Sociological Society.
  • Babones, S. (2010). Income, education, and class gradients in health in global perspective. Health Sociology Review, 19(1), 130-143.
  • Babones, S., Babcicky, P. (2010). The Globalization Challenge to Population Health. International Review of Modern Sociology, 36(2), 101-120.
  • Babones, S. (2010). Trade globalization, economic development and the importance of education-as-knowledge. Journal of Sociology, 46(1), 45-61. [More Information]

2009

  • Babones, S. (2009). Inequality and Health: Models for Moving from Science to Policy. In Salvatore J Babones (Eds.), Social Inequality and Public Health, (pp. 185-197). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Babones, S. (2009). Modeling Error in Quantitative Macro-Comparative Research. Journal of World-Systems Research, 15(1), 86-114.
  • Babones, S. (2009). Progressive Taxation, Class Warfare, and the Lucky 400. Economy & Society.
  • Babones, S. (2009). Social Inequality and Public Health. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Babones, S. (2009). The Consistency of Self-Rated Health in Comparative Perspective. Public Health, 123(2), 199-201.
  • Babones, S. (2009). The International Structure of Income: Its Implications for Economic Growth. Saarbruecken: VDM Verlag Dr Muller.
  • Babones, S., Vonada, D. (2009). Trade Globalization and National Income Inequality - Are They Related? Journal of Sociology, 45(1), 5-30. [More Information]
  • Babones, S. (2009). What Makes a Society? Lessons from the Antipodes. Cl!q, 1.
  • Babones, S. (2009). What the Public Needs to Know about Social Inequality and Public Health. In Salvatore J Babones (Eds.), Social Inequality and Public Health, (pp. 231-235). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

2008

  • Babones, S. (2008). Bailout Creates Real Opportunities for Next President. US Election Watch 08.
  • Babones, S., Zhang, X. (2008). Heterogeneity in the Global South in the Relationship between Income Inequality and Foreign Trade. International Review of Modern Sociology, 36, 95-108.
  • Babones, S. (2008). Income Inequality and Population Health: Correlation and Causality. Social Science and Medicine, 66(7), 1614-1626.
  • Babones, S. (2008). Social Equity and Population Health: Cross-National Evidence and Policy Implications. The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, Melbourne: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

2007

  • Babones, S., Felmet, K., Hwang, J. (2007). A Research Note: Investigating the Lag Structure of the Education-Income Inequality Relationship. Michigan Sociological Review, 21, 179-191.
  • Babones, S. (2007). Financial Services. In David S. Clark (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, Volume 2. (pp. 586-588). Thousand Oaks, California, USA: Sage Publications.
  • Babones, S., Alvarez-Rivdulla, M. (2007). Standardized Income Inequality Data for Use in Cross-National Research. Sociological Inquiry, 77(1), 3-22.
  • Babones, S. (2007). Studying Globalization: Methodological Issues. In George Ritzer (Eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Globalization, (pp. 144-161). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Pelizzo, R., Babones, S. (2007). The political economy of polarized pluralism. Party Politics: the international journal for the study of political parties and political organizations, 13(1), 53-67.
  • Babones, S. (2007). Trade Globalization, Economic Development, and Income Stratification. International Sociological Association RC28 Montreal Interim Conference on Cumulative Advantage: Education, Health, Wealth and Institutional Contexts, Montreal: McGill University, Department of Sociology.

2006

  • Babones, S. (2006). Conducting Global Social Research. In Christopher K. Chase Dunn, Salvatore J. Babones (Eds.), Global Social Change: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, (pp. 8-30). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Turner, J., Babones, S. (2006). Global Inequality: An Introduction. In Christopher K. Chase Dunn, Salvatore J. Babones (Eds.), Global Social Change: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, (pp. 109-134). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Chase-Dunn, C., Babones, S. (2006). Global Social Change: Historical and Comparative Perspectives. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

2005

  • Babones, S. (2005). The Country-Level Income Structure of the World-Economy. Journal of World-Systems Research, 11(1), 29-55.

2003

  • Babones, S., Turner, J. (2003). Global Inequality. In George Ritzer (Eds.), Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative International Perspective, (pp. 101-120). Thousand Oaks, California, USA: Sage Publications.
  • Pelizzo, R., Babones, S. (2003). The Political Economy of Polarization: The Italian Case, 1963-1987. Politics and Policy, 31(1), 54-78.

2002

  • Babones, S. (2002). Population and Sample Selection Effects in Measuring International Income Inequality. Journal of World-Systems Research, 8(1), 7-28.

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