Nicholas Occhiuto is a third-year doctoral student in the Sociology department. His research interests include economic sociology, sociology of markets, organizations, occupations and work. His dissertation is a comparative case study that examines the impact of smartphone applications (i.e. Uber, Lyft, Flywheel etc.) on the taxicab markets in New York, Chicago and San Fransisco in order to understand how innovation affects market transformation.
Before coming to Yale, Nicholas received his MA in sociology from Columbia University, and his BA in sociology and philosophy from New York University.