(Some theoretical drivel . . .)
In the field of knowledge immediately shaping the construction of a qualitative sociological economics (methodologically conducted from the point of view of the actors involved), a major breakthrough was Bernanke’s call to analytically focus on inflation-expectations over and above the measure of inflation itself (link to July 10, 2007 speech).
Bernanke’s stance puts the socialized knowledge of the actors involved at the center of economic analysis, and opens a door toward analytical models like we find in Bourdieu’s The Social Structures of the Economy, which uses social-psychological concepts and qualitative methods to help explain macro-economic, structural outcomes.