Anthony Roberts

College of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Sociology
Office Location: KH A3052



  • Applied Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Sociology of Labor & Work
  • Globalization
  • Social Stratification
  • Political Sociology
  • Economic Sociology


Anthony Roberts is a macro-comparative sociologist specializing in the global political economy of national labor regulations, industrial relations, and income inequality. His work focuses on the globalization of production and the reform of national labor institutions in developed and less-developed countries since the 1960s. Additionally, he is interested in statistical methods for causal analysis with multi-level and panel data.



“Financialization and Income Inequality in the New   Economy: An Exploration of Finance’s Conditional Effects.” Sociology of Development  1(4): 418-441.

"Globalization and Industrial Relations in Affluent Democracies, 1970-2005: A Cross-National Analysis of Corporatism and Industrial Conflict" in Christian Suter and Christopher Chase-Dunn (eds.) Structure of the World Economy and the Future of Global Conflict and Cooperation. Berlin: LIT.2014

"Peripheral Accumulation in the World Economy:  A Cross-National Analysis of the Informal Economy."  International Journal of Comparative Sociology 54(5-6): 420-444.

"Polity Scale Shifts in World-Systems since the Bronze Age: A Comparative Inventory of Upsweeps and Collapses" International Journal of Comparative Sociology 53(3): 210-2292013
"The Structural Crisis of Global Capitalism and the Prospects for World Revolution in the 21st Century" International Review of Modern Sociology 38(2): 259-285.2012




Ph.D. Sociology 2015

  • University of California-Riverside
    Riverside, CA

M.A. Sociology 2010

  • University of California-Riverside
    Riverside, CA

B.S. Sociology & Political Science & Economics 2008

  • University of Wyoming