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Christopher Poliquin

Christopher Poliquin

Christopher Poliquin is an assistant professor of strategy at University of California Los Angeles. His main research interests lie at the intersection of technology, organizational design and strategy, including the effect of tech adoption on wages and the determinants of firm hierarchy in startups. Other work, widely picked up in the media, examines the factors that affect gun policy and its impact on violence. In one paper he looked at the effects of handgun waiting periods on gun deaths and in another the impact of mass shootings on gun policy.

COMMENTARY

Gun control fails quickly in Congress after each mass shooting, but states often act – including to loosen gun laws

By: - March 28, 2021

Recent mass shootings at three spas in Atlanta, Georgia and a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado have renewed calls for new gun legislation. The U.S. has been here before — after shootings in Tucson, Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, Roseburg, San Bernardino, Orlando, Las Vegas, Parkland, El Paso and other communities across the United States. Congress has declined […]