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Demosthenes Vardiabasis

Professor of Economics
Graziadio Business School



Areas of Expertise

  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • US-China Entertainment Industry Relations
  • Film, TV, Tourism
  • Social Media as Competitive Advantage

Dr. Vardiabasis was appointed as Economic Commissioner in California by Governor Schwarzenegger and has served as a member of the U.S. committee to assist Russian Reform and the National Policy Forum, chaired by U.S. Senator Phul Gramm. He is the editor of a five-volume book on economics, published by Salem Press and has contributed to the book, International Trade: Global Commodity Price Stabilization, published by Quorum Books. Dr. Vardiabasis has published extensively in refereed journals, business magazines, and conference proceedings.

Full Bio


  • PhD, University of Southern California
  • MA, University of Essex