Lisa A. Keister

Lisa Keister is a Professor at Duke University in the Department of Sociology and the Sanford School of Public Policy.

She is also affiliated with the Duke Network Analysis Center (DNAC), the Duke Population Research Initiative (DuPRI), Markets and Management Studies, and the Rhodes Information Initiative (iiD). Keister is an economic sociologist who studies wealth ownership in the U.S., the one percent, the role of religion in economic decision making, immigration and its economic consequences, interfirm networks, and organizational startup and performance during China’s transition. She is author of numerous books and articles including Wealth in America (2000), Getting Rich (2005), and Faith and Money: How Religious Belief Contributes to Wealth and Poverty (2011).