Joonwoo Son

Joonwoo Son


Governing the Economy through Indicators: Layers of the Behavioral Use of Indicators in Japanese Economic Planning, 1960-1965

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Joonwoo Son is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Columbia University. He is a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University and Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies Fellow. His interests include sociology of social scientific knowledge, economic sociology, social history of quantification and measurement, and historical sociology. His current project studies a historical process in which a jurisdictional struggle among experts and the unexpected retroaction from the market added the layers of complexity to the governmental use of indicators in Japanese Economic Planning (1960-1965).

Joonwoo holds a B.A. in Sociology with Valedictorian and summa cum laude and M.A. in Sociology from Seoul National University. He also served as a visiting scholar in Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at The University of Tokyo.


  • M.A., Sociology, Columbia University, 2016
  • M.A., Sociology, Seoul National University, 2013
  • B.A., Sociology, Seoul National University, 2011


  • Methods for Social Research (Spring 2016), Teaching Assistant
  • Global Urbanism (Fall 2015), Teaching Assistant