All roads lead from social sciences
- August 19, 2013
- Bill Maurer, anthropology and law professor, IMTFI director and social sciences dean, is featured in the Orange County Register August 19, 2013
From the OC Register:
The new dean of UC Irvine’s largest school hopes to put it in the spotlight and promote more research by its students…When students consider studying social sciences career aspirations like social worker and sociologist often come to mind. But Bill Maurer, newly appointed dean for UC Irvine’s School of Social Sciences, is an expert on money. Maurer’s expertise in money didn’t stem from a desire to be wealthy. Instead, it was born out of a longing to understand people and the societies they create, he said. As an anthropology grad student at Stanford University, he wrote his dissertation on tax haven economies in the British Virgin Islands. His research was the tipping point into a lifelong career spent studying the evolution of currency, economies and social constructs associated with wealth and finance.
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