Economics and Statistics

 
 
Devika Hazra
Devika Hazra
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2944

Dr. Harza received her Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University. Her dissertation is on monetary policy and its interaction with fiscal policy. Her research interests  include monetary and fiscal policiesgovernment debt issues, asset pricing, and macroeconomic dynamics.

Edward Hsieh
Edward Hsieh
Associate Dean; Professor of Economics and Statistics
Phone/Ext:
(323) 324-2800

Ph.D., University of Houston

Dr. Hsieh’s research interests are in the areas of public finance and public choice. He has conducted research on Internet growth and economic theory; welfare implications of Pigouvian taxation; revenue and market structure; and government and defense spending.

Kon Lai
Kon S. Lai
Professor of Economics and Statistics
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2945

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Lai’s research interests are in the areas of applied econometrics, and international finance.

Fluent in: Cantonese.

Madhu Mohanty
Madhu S. Mohanty
Chair and Professor of Economics and Statistics
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2935

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Dr. Mohanty’s range of expertise extends throughout the field of economics. He conducts academic instruction in econometrics, mathematical economics, statistics, quantitative methods, microeconomics and labor economics. He is an active researcher in the field of labor economics and applied economics. Dr. Mohanty received the University’s Outstanding Professor Award in 1995 and a Phi Kappa Phi distinguished scholar award in 1997. He is a member of the Western Economic Association, American Economic Association, and the Society of Labor Economics. He is a referee and reviewer for numerous publications and papers. He directed Cal State L.A.’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research during 1999-2000 academic year.

Sunil K. Sapra
Sunil K. Sapra
Professor of Economics and Statistics
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2941

Ph.D., Columbia University

Dr. Sapra’s areas of expertise include econometrics, statistics, and microeconomics. He specializes in microeconometrics and has published extensively in leading econometrics and statistical journals. He has presented papers at international conferences in these fields. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal, Interstat, and also serves as a reviewer for several econometrics and statistical journals. He has been included in Who’s Who in the World (2000-2004) and Who’s Who in America (2002-2005). He is a recipient of Cal State L.A.’s 2002-2003 Outstanding Professor Award.

Mann J. Yoon
Mann J. Yoon
Professor of Economics and Statistics
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2936

Ph.D., University of Illinois

Dr. Yoon’s areas of interest include econometric theory, econometric diagnostics, spatial econometrics and time series analysis.

 

 

Xiaohan Zhang
Xiaohan Zhang
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-5256

Xiaohan Zhang received her Ph.D. from University of California, Davis in 2015. Her research focuses on healthcare, the formation of health capital, and the health-productivity nexus. Her current project studies the impact of childhood health stressors on long-run labor market outcomes. She is an applied micro economist interested in examining the causal effects of different social programs on target variables.

Carol Cui
Carol Zhen
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2939

Dr. Cui completed her Ph.D. in Economics from Ohio State University. Her primary research fields are applied macroeconomics, public economics, and labor economics. She has extensive experience in consulting and she really enjoys teaching and interacting with students.