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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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Pepperdine University
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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 a professor at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy and an economist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Research Center. Previously, she was a consultant to the South African government and a lecturer at the Department of Economics of the University of the Witwatersrand. Her honors include the Ronnie Bethlehem Memorial Fellowship award for the Outstanding Young Economist and the Earnest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Scholarship.

Hawken worked for three years as lead economist for Doug Longshore of UCLA on the evaluation of the California Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act (Proposition 36). Hawken is presenting her cost-benefit analysis to the California State Legislature in April.

Hawken is a coprincipal investigator of a study to evaluate distance training of clinicians in developing countries, and a study to assess the cost-effectiveness of a HIV/AIDS and violence-reduction intervention for high-risk youth.

Hawken has recently completed her fifth assignment for the U.S. Department of State working in the Republic of Georgia. She has taken 15 Pepperdine students with her to the region and is leading a study on government corruption in Georgia. She received her PhD from the Pardee RAND Graduate School and undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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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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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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