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Gary M. Galles, Ph.D. 
Professor of Economics and Chair of Social Science Division
Seaver College

Phone: (310) 506-4250
E-mail: gary.galles@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Economics
  • Public finance/public choice
  • Organization of industry
  • Antitrust economics

Gary M. Galles' primary scholarly focus is using economic tools to understand the real world. His research areas include public finance and public choice (better termed the economics of government), the theory of the firm, the organization of industry, and America’s history of liberty. In addition to journal articles, he has been involved in many economics textbook projects and has published hundreds of popular articles and opinion pieces in publications like the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Star, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Detroit News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, just to name a few.

Galles is a Senior Fellow in Economic Policy at the Pacific Research Institute. He received his master's and doctorate in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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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).

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


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James Prieger, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Economics
School of Public Policy

Phone: (310) 506-7150
E-mail: james.prieger@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Microeconomics
  • Economics of regulation
  • Economics of telecommunications

James E. Prieger has written for scholarly journals on policy topics such as the impact of telecommunications regulation on innovation, the broadband digital divide, state and local taxation of communications providers in California, and efficient universal service funding for telecommunications. His research in the area of econometrics has dealt with techniques for duration data and biased survey data.

His current research includes a project with the American Enterprise Institute to investigate whether laws banning cell phone use while driving would prevent accidents, which has been covered in Business Week. In another current set of papers, Prieger examines the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on retail firms, which drew the notice of Forbes.

Prieger sits on the editorial board of Applied Economics Quarterly, and his own research has been published in Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Applied Econometrics, and Journal of Regulatory Economics. He has also put his academic knowledge to practical use through consulting for major telecommunications companies.

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


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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.

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

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