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Co-Directors of the South Bay Economic Institute

Dr. Jose Martinez
Dr. Jose N. Martinez
Curriculum Vitae

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.

Dr. Fynnwin Prager
Dr. Fynnwin Prager
Curriculum Vitae

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.