Olav Sorenson joined the UCLA Anderson faculty in 2020. His primary stream of research pertains to economic geography, focusing on how entrepreneurship influences the growth and competitiveness of regions within countries, and received the 2018 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. He has delivered nearly 400 research presentations and has had more than 90 papers published in journals such as Science, the American Journal of Sociology, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal and Research Policy. Sorenson serves as a department editor for Management Science and as a deputy editor at the American Sociological Review. Sorenson joins the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation as faculty research director.