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  • 2022-04-13-Olav_Sorenson_square

    Sociology Colloquium, 4/13/2022

    The Silicon Valley Syndrome Olav Sorenson, UCLA How does expansion in the high-tech sector influence the broader economy of a region? We demonstrate that an infusion of venture capital in a region leads to: (i) declines in the number of establishments and in employment in non–high-tech industries in the tradable sector; (ii) increases in entry […]

  • Joel Herrera

    Sociology Colloquium, 3/2/2022

    The Rise of Criminal Governance and Social Reaction in Michoacán, Mexico Joel Herrera, University of California, Los Angeles In many developing countries where formal institutions fail to guarantee rule of law, criminal organizations have emerged as intermediaries between citizens and the state. In some cases, these armed non-state actors adopt repressive strategies to govern their […]