Elizabeth Bruch is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. Her work applies statistical techniques and insight from marketing and decision theory to the study of neighborhood and mate choice. She is currently working on three projects: (1) investigating how mate search strategies and mate choice behavior shape, and are shaped by, the size and demographic composition of the local dating or marriage market; (2) developing cognitively plausible choice models that allow for the identification of multistage decision rules; and (3) exploring how perceptual biases shape residential choice behavior and aggregate patterns of neighborhood change.
Bruch received a Ph.D. in Sociology and an M.S. in Statistics from the University of California Los Angeles.