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Department of Economics, Law, and International Business

Department Chair

Tel: (415) 422-6409
boedecker@usfca.edu

Karl Boedecker

PROFESSOR

Department Faculty

Tel: (415) 422-6125
beckerw@usfca.edu

Michael Becker

Professor

Michael Becker fully prepares his students by educating future leaders on the crucial implications of legal systems and its effect on organizational structures and managerial decision-making. Through the fundamental teachings of law in both the business and non-profit sectors, Professor Becker facilitates a type of learning environment for lush discourse on historical legal precedents and current topical cases.He effectively hones his students’ ability to examine legal processes, constitutional law, business crime, property and contracts.

Tel: (415) 422-6118
blakley@usfca.edu

Daniel Blakley

Professor

Recognized by students, faculty, and staff, Daniel Blakley has been awarded on numerous occasions for his outstanding teaching since 1981. His exceptional guidance in the areas of managerial economics, corporate finance, and global macroeconomic analytics gives students the foundation to excel.

Tel: (415) 422-6409
boedecker@usfca.edu

Karl Boedecker

Professor

Karl Boedecker, Chair of the Economics, Law and International Business Department, has a B.A. in Economics, an M.A. in Economics, a Ph.D. in Business Administration and a J.D. degree. He practiced law in San Francisco with the firm of Case, Ford, Atkinson and Burland, where he did civil litigation. A USF faculty member since 1976, he has also taught at the University of Maine (Orono,) Wayne State University, and the University of California (Berkeley.)

Tel: (415) 422-5823
rgjohnsoniii@usfca.edu

Richard Greggory Johnson, III

Associate Professor

Richard Greggory Johnson, III is a progressive author, educator and Fulbright Scholar who focuses on social equity and human rights within public policy and administration. Dr. Johnson aims to bring down the barrier that he believes often separate academia from the real-life advocacy and action required to bring about social change and justice.

Tel: (415) 422-4476
lnpierrelouis@usfca.edu

Lydie Pierre-Louis

Associate Professor

Lydie Pierre-Louis is a recognized scholar, educator, and speaker on corporate governance with a focus on financial regulation and emerging market regulation. She is an Associate Professor in the Economics, Law and International Business Department at the University of San Francisco School of Management. She has developed financial literacy programs for emerging communities in coordination with The Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Atlanta. She has served on the American Branch of the International Law Association Committee on Multilateralism and the Accountability of International Organizations to review the governance practices of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Tel: (415) 422-2086
shaw@usfca.edu

James Shaw

Professor

Professor Shaw focuses on cutting-edge research in the fields of labor economics and the economics of competitive advantage.  He is presently conducting research tying these dynamics to the prospective demand for managerial talent in the private, public and non-profit sectors.

 

Tel: (415) 422-6884
takahaship@usfca.edu

Peggy Takahashi

Associate Professor

Peggy K. Takahashi designs her courses to help students examine organizational behavior in global firms at both the macro and micro levels. She also directed the Launch Program from 2008 to 2014, which provides new students the opportunity to form relationships with faculty in small seminar classes. With her focus on international business management, Dr. Takahashi spearheaded undergraduate study tours to Tokyo and Osaka, Japan in 1999, 2001, and 2005.

Tel: (415) 422-4330
xyang14@usfca.edu

Xiaohua Yang

Professor

Xiaohua Yang’s research explores the relationship between brand recognition and firm performance, internationalization of Chinese firms, R&D strategic alliances, and foreign market entry strategies. Dr. Yang is garnering recognition in both the international academic community and media (Wenzhou Daily, Sing Tao Daily, and Lihong Radio) for her research on Chinese enterprises in the U.S. and the globalization of Chinese business and serves as Director of the China Business Studies Initiative.