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Sociology Colloquium Series: Kimberly Hoang, University of Chicago

Location:
Uptown Campus


Sociology Colloquium Series: Kimberly Hoang, University of Chicago
Abstract:
Playing in the Gray is a comparative study of global capital flows. Innovating ethnographic methods, I traveled over 350,000 miles to map a network of global investors. I traced the flow of capital from offshore funds in places like the Cayman Islands, Samoa, and Panama to special-purpose vehicles or holding companies in Singapore and Hong Kong, before they were invested in risky markets onshore in Vietnam and Myanmar. I examined how investors capitalize on frontier markets—where rule of law is absent...

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