Welcome! I’m Mark Hand, PhD student at the University of Texas-Austin. Among other things, I’m interested in the decision-making of entrepreneurs, immigration in the US and Latin America, theories of the policymaking process, and complex adaptive systems research (including network analysis and agent-based modeling). I’m also a recovering startup/impact investor and non-profit do-gooder.

The deal with the asterisk: This blog makes some assertions. They’re probably wrong, but it is poor rhetorical form to begin every post with that. So: What am I missing? What am I wrong about? What should I learn next?