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Faculty in the News


Soaring Food Prices and the Economy

KRON4 News talks to Dr. Filippo Rebessi about why it may be cheaper to dine out this Thanksgiving.

November 2022

Biden's Inflation Reduction Act

Interim Chair of Economics Filippo Rebessi talked to ABC-7 about the overall impact of the measure to the economy. 

September 2022 

What Russian Oil Ban Means for Consumers

Farhad Sabetan, a professor of economics, explains how the Russian oil ban will affect the price of anything that needs to be transported, as well as airline tickets and some services.

March 2022

Research Highlights

The College of Business and Economics encourages faculty to do research with societal impact. Here are recent research highlights from the Economics Department.

  • Prof. Jung You participated in a joint workshop co-hosted by CSU-WATER (Water Advocacy Towards Education and Research) and SCCWRP (Southern California Coastal Water Research Project) on October 27th 2022.  The workshop’s target was to foster interdisciplinary collaborations to develop the science to inform water quality management decisions, as well as working with SCCWRP’s 14 member agencies to transition that science into policy and application. For more information, check out and

  • In August 2022, a study by Prof. Kuehn and Prof. Rebessi was published in the Journal of Sports Economics. This research is about the importance of team fit. Does being in a workplace that is a “good fit” help with your future career earnings? Prof. Kuehn and Prof. Rebessi studied NBA rookies, and found that having the “right” teammates plays a significant role on a rookie’s second contract. Teammates that increase a rookie’s offensive productivity are predicted to increase the value of that rookie’s second contract by over 10%. Check out their research here.

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed Universities to shift campus-based classes to virtual spaces. Prof. You and Prof. Wu published in May 2022 a research paper in the Journal of Marketing Education in which they empirically investigated student’s preferences over online modalities (synchronous VS asynchronous), and proposed a hybrid approach to optimize the online learning and teaching experiences. Check out their article. 

  • More than 10 years after the Fukushima accident of 2011, governments around the world are considering phasing out nuclear power. But what are the potential costs for consumers, and the consequences for green-house emissions? In September 2022, Prof. You and Prof. Jeong published a study in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews that estimates the increase in residential and industrial power prices, as well as the corresponding increase in greenhouse gas emissions, from closing nuclear reactors in South Korea. The findings show very large social costs. Check out their study.