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CSUDH South Bay Economics Institute

Collaborative Leadership
Charting a Course in Economics

Co-Directors of the South Bay Economic Institute

Dr. Jose Martinez
Dr. Jose N. Martinez

Dr. Jose N. Martinez is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at the School of Business Administration and Public Policy. He is a graduate of the University of California San Diego, where he received his Masters and Ph.D. in Economics. His dissertation research focuses on measuring the stock on Mexican migrants in the U.S. and the main drivers of migration from Mexico to the U.S. His latest research focuses on the health status of Mexican migrants living in the U.S. and the spatial contagion effects of crime at municipality level in Mexico. His main research interests are labor economics, applied economics, and time series modeling.

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Dr. Fynnwin Prager
Dr. Fynnwin Prager

Dr. Fynn Prager is currently Assistant Professor of Public Administration at CSU Dominguez Hills, College of Business Administration and Public Policy. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at USC’s Price School of Public Policy and Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), and he remains affiliated with the Center. He received his PhD in Policy, Planning, and Development from the Price School, and his research has focused on the policy and economics of disasters, particularly environmental and terrorism policy, and the impacts to regional economies and transportation systems. Fynn’s dissertation focused on climate policy, and used Computable General Equilibrium modeling to analyze the economic and distributional impacts of US federal emissions trading policy. He has also worked on similar assessments of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) and co-founded Carbon Retirement, an innovative London-based carbon offsets company. Fynn's recent research has focused on the economic impacts of terrorism and disaster events and related policy measures.

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Faculty Researcher

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Dr. Jennifer Brodmann

Dr. Jennifer Brodmann is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills teaching undergraduate courses in Business Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Personal Finance. She received her Ph.D. in Financial Economics, M.S. in Financial Economics, and M.B.A. from the University of New Orleans (UNO). Her main research interests are in corporate finance and entrepreneurial finance, where she explores topics relating to corporate governance and access to capital. Dr. Brodmann has presented her research at several conferences, which include the Eastern Finance Association, Southwestern Finance Association, Southern Finance Association, Academy of Financial Services, Academy of Economics and Finance, Western Decision Sciences Institute, the Gulf Research Council, and Financial Management Association. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals, which include the International Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, International Journal of Bank Marketing, Journal of Business Accounting and Finance Perspectives, Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and Business Ethics: A European Review. She has served as a committee member for the Southern Finance Association, Eastern Finance Association, Financial Management Association, and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, as a Board Member for the Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance, and as a Reviewer for the Academy of Financial Services, Academy of Economics and Finance Journal, Global Finance Journal, Research in International Business and Finance, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and the International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management. She currently serves as a Board Member for the Southwestern Finance Association.

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