Meet the Faculty

Specialization: Economics

Blanco, Luisa
Luisa Blanco is an economist specializing in economic development and international economics, with a focus on the Latin American region. At Pepperdine's School of Public Policy, Blanco teaches the core course on Macroeconomic Policy and other ... More »

Lloyd, Gordon
Gordon Lloyd is the Robert and Katheryn Dockson Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science at McGill University. He completed all the course work toward a ... More »

Prieger, James E.
James E. Prieger is an economist specializing in regulatory economics, industrial organization, and applied econometrics. Previously, he was an assistant professor of economics at the University of California, Davis. He received his bachelor of ... More »

Sexton, Robert
Robert L. Sexton is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Seaver College, Pepperdine University. He also teaches at Pepperdine's School of Public Policy. Sexton has been a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the ... More »

Shires, Michael
Mike Shires is associate dean for strategy and special projects and an associate professor of public policy at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. Shires has a long record of success finding new strategies and solutions to problems across a ... More »

Watts, Steven R.
Dr. Steven Watts was previously a doctoral research fellow at the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, concentrating on Islamic cultural, theological and economic theory; cross-cultural conflict resolution; ... More »

Wilburn, James R.
Dr. James R. Wilburn has served as inaugural dean of Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy since its beginning in 1996. Previously he served as dean of Pepperdine's George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management for 12 years ... More »