Research Associates

Dr.Mira FarkaMira Farka, Ph.D.
Dr. Mira Farka joined the Department of Economics at California State University, Fullerton in August 2005. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, New York, in 2004 with concentration in financial economics, monetary policy, and applied macroeconomics. Dr. Farka’s research interests focus on applied topics in the fields of macroeconomics and finance with emphasis on asset prices and monetary policy. She has published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Empirical Economics, European Financial Managements, and Review of Financial Economics... read more »

Dr. Adrian FleissigAdrian Fleissig, Ph.D.
Dr. Adrian Fleissig has a joint Ph.D in Economics and Statistics from North Carolina State University, and is highly ranked among economists world-wide based on his academic research. He is well-known for developing economic theory and methodology to better understand regional economics and is a leading forecaster of the housing market. Professor Fleissig is a member of the Advisory Board for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and studies the impact that Federal Reserve Bank policy has on consumer behavior. His quarterly Southern California Leading Indicator has been reported by the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times... read more »

Dr. BhattacharyaRhada Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
Dr. Radha Bhattacharya obtained her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include macroeconomics, applied time series, and housing prices. Professor Bhattacharya received the 2006 college wide Faculty Student Service Award for Excellence in Service to Students. Professor Bhattacharya is the Director of the Center for Economic Education, one of the Centers of Excellence at Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. The mission of the Center for Economic Education is to promote economic literacy in the K-12 system and in the community.
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Dr. Rokon BhuiyanRokon Bhuiyan, Ph.D.

Dr. Rokon Bhuiyan joined the Department of Economics at California State University, Fullerton in Fall 2009, after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Queen’s University, Canada. Dr. Bhuiyan’s research interests focus on Monetary Policy, International Finance, Time Series Econometrics, and Asset Pricing. He has published in leading academic journals such as the Economica, Canadian Journal of Economics, Empirical Economics, and International Economic Journal.
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Dr.Larry HowardLarry Howard, Ph.D.
Larry L. Howard is an assistant professor in the department of economics at California State University, Fullerton. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Houston. His research interests include investigating the determinants of state government spending, evaluating policies affecting disadvantaged populations, and understanding how the availability of food resources affects children’s dietary patterns, nutritional status, and performance in school. He has published his research in the British Journal of Nutrition, Contemporary Economic Policy, Economics of Education Review, International Review of Applied Economics, and Public Finance Review.

Dr.Kristin J. KleinjansKristin J. Kleinjans, Ph.D.

Kristin J. Kleinjans is an applied microeconomist with interests in public economics, labor economics, and health. Her approach is often interdisciplinary and incorporates results from psychology and sociology in economic models. Her recent work provides reasons for gender differences in educational and occupational choices. In other work, she analyzes how different health insurance systems affect retirement behavior and how institutions affect pension program choices.
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Dr.Sherif KhalifaSherif Khalifa, Ph.D.
Dr. Sherif Khalifa is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at California State University, Fullerton. Sherif earned his Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University in 2006. His research interests include the study of labor markets over the business cycle, with an attempt to explain the cyclical patterns of labor mobility, skill mismatch, the skill premium and the persistence of unemployment, besides the impact of monetary policy on labor markets. Sherif also studies the impact of openness and outsourcing on labor markets, especially on the skill premium and the unemployment of skilled and unskilled workers, in both developed and developing countries... read more »

Dr. Huiran PanHuiran Pan, Ph.D.

Dr. Huiran Pan joined Mihaylo College as an assistant professor of economics in 2009. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Davis. Her research interests focus on international finance, open economy macroeconomics, monetary economics and applied econometrics. Her recent work pertains to the ongoing debt crisis and financial crisis, the crash of housing markets, increasing bank instability, and their impacts on financial development and economic growth. Additional research covers other topics, such as foreign asset revaluations via asset price and... read more »

Dr. Denise StanleyDenise Stanley, Ph.D.

Denise Stanley holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She previously received degrees from Occidental College, the London School of Economics and Oxford University. She has undertaken internship, missionary, and consulting assignments in the Dominican Republic and Central America for a variety of foundations and non-governmental organizations. Her masters thesis centered on group lending while the doctoral dissertation examined mariculture and non-traditional exports... read more »



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