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Camilo Leslie

J.D., University of Michigan, 2010

Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology

Leslie's research focus is on how national politics and policy affect investment opportunities in global financial markets. Using the case-study of the ponzi scheme perpetrated by the Texas-based Stanford Financial Group, Leslie compares how different groups of investors fared in the face of fraud. Using comparative-historical sociological methods, he traces the economic policies and trajectories of Venezuela and the United States that shaped these victims’ experiences. Mr. Leslie attempts to uncover reasons for similarities and differences in regulatory regimes, politics, and even conventions of private property and savings that shaped investor’s starting points, ruin, and recovery. His work has been recognized by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

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