Peter Ronald Belmi

PhD Program, Organizational Behavior
PhD Program Office
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305
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Research Statement
Why are rich people rich? Why are poor people poor? And why do status differences between the rich and the poor seem to persist over time? To answer these questions, I study the causes and consequences of inequality, why it persists, and how it impedes members of disadvantaged groups from achieving success. Specifically, I study how people’s social class backgrounds influence people’s attitudes, motivations, lay theories, and worldviews, in ways that contribute to the reproduction of existing power and status hierarchies.
Research Interests
Power and Status
Social Class
Inequality
Negotiations

Job Market Paper

Who Wants to Get to the Top? Class and Lay Theories of Power.
Publications
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Thinking that one is attractive increases the tendency to support inequality.
Belmi, P. & Neale, M. (2014). Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Thinking that one is attractive increases the tendency to support inequality. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 124 (2), 133-149.
Last Updated 16 Nov 2016