Skip Navigation

News and Events

Faculty Experts Guide

There were 3 results under the selected topic...

Photo of Luisa Blanco

Luisa Blanco, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy
School of Public Policy

Phone: (310) 506-7466
E-mail: luisa.blancoraynal@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic development
  • International economics
  • Latin America

Luisa Blanco's research is focused on issues related to economic development in Latin America, and her work has been published in the Journal of Development Studies, Southern Economic Journal, World Development, and Energy Economics. Her research on the Latin American region is related to topics such as the determinants of political instability, the impact of inequality and financial development on growth, the impact of natural resources on capital accumulation, the deterrents and incentives to FDI, and the rise of leftist movements in the region. Blanco's research interests also include topics on public finance, specifically international taxation policy.

Blanco teaches economics courses at Pepperdine's School of Public Policy such as Applied Economic Analysis of Public Policy II (Macroeconomics), Global Economics, and Latin American Economic Development.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
Christina Ramirez
Manager of Communication
School of Public Policy
Direct: (310) 506-7497
E-mail: christina.ramirez@pepperdine.edu


Photo of Angela Hawken

Angela Hawken, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Public Policy
School of Public Policy

Phone: (310) 506-7608
E-mail: angela.hawken@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Economics
  • Childcare
  • Education
  • Civil and criminal justice
  • Global health
  • Drug policy and treatment

Angela Hawken is an associate professor of economics and policy analysis. Hawken's research team focuses on drugs, crime, and corruption. She is the principal investigator of several studies that test swift, certain, and fair (SCF) strategies to reduce recidivism and incarceration. She led the randomized controlled trials of HOPE probation in Hawaii and the SCF pilot in Seattle (called WISP). She works with 11 states and an Indian nation on implementation of SCF probation and parole, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. And she directs the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Swift & Certain/HOPE TTA resource center, which will launch in Fall 2014.

Hawken is the director of BetaGov, a center for practitioner-led trials that provides tools to conduct experimental tests of operations and policies; the goal is to dramatically increase the pace of learning which innovations are promising--and which are not--in criminal-justice and other policy areas. She has conducted research and advised policymakers in South Africa, Afghanistan, Syria, the country of Georgia, and the United Nations. She has coauthored two chapters in the United Nations Human Development report, and is a coauthor of Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know and Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know (both Oxford University Press).

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
Christina Ramirez
Manager of Communication
School of Public Policy
Direct: (310) 506-7497
E-mail: christina.ramirez@pepperdine.edu


Photo of Terry W. Young

Terry W. Young, Ph.D. 
Director of Global Programs and Professor of Economics
Graziadio School of Business and Management

Phone: (310) 568-2333
E-mail: terry.young@pepperdine.edu
Location: West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Economics
  • Foreign trade
  • International business
  • International finance
  • Global economies - Asia, Europe and Latin America

Dr. Young has extensive background in the fields of finance and economics, including more than ten years of service as professor of economics and finance at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has had several years of experience in wholesale distribution and is involved in various areas of international business. Dr. Young received the Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellows Award in 1994.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
F. Douglas Gore III
Director of Public Relations
Graziadio School of Business and Management
Direct: (310) 568-5580
E-mail: fgore@pepperdine.edu

Milestones
Pepperdine Family Camp 2014
Waves of Service