Assistant Professor of Economics Pepperdine School of Public Policy
Luisa Blanco is an economist specializing in economic development and international economics. She received her PhD from the University of Oklahoma. Read More
The faculty of the School of Public Policy is comprised of leading academics and practitioners in the various fields of public policy who have been carefully chosen not only for their expertise, but for their alignment with the mission of the school and their ability to translate their respective academic disciplines into prevailing policy terms.
They are the most vital element in shaping the culture and the values of the School of Public Policy. Of special interest is a view of teaching and scholarship which integrates instruction with research, focuses on the student, and makes informed, practical applications at all levels of planning and decision making.
A distinctive feature of the school is the use of distinguished public policy scholars and practitioners to augment its own full-time faculty and the faculty of the University’s four other schools. This significant use of visiting scholars and practitioners, more widely accepted in a teaching professional school than in a research university setting, contributes to the distinctiveness of the Pepperdine program.