Business Dean to Address City

Anil Puri
Anil K. Puri


Puri to Discuss Economics and Policy Challenges During State of the City

January 14, 2008

Anil K. Puri, dean of the College of Business and Economics and co-director of the university’s Institute for Economic and Environmental Studies, will discuss “Economic and Policy Challenges for Our Region” Jan. 25 as part of Fullerton’s State of the City Luncheon.

Dean of the College of Business and Economics since 1999, Puri is a veteran faculty member having joined the campus and the Department of Economics in 1977 shortly after earning his doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota. He served as acting dean of the nationally accredited college for a year before being offered the deanship and was chair of the Economics Department for a decade prior to that.

Puri has been a national and international speaker, making presentations throughout the United States and Asia. His research — ranging from state air pollution regulations and the impact of NASA cutbacks on South Central Los Angeles — has been published in such leading academic publications as the Policy Studies Journal, National Tax Journal, Journal of Conflict Resolution and International Journal of Forecasting.

He has served as executive vice president of the Western Economic Association International – the largest professional organization of economics on the West Coast — as well as the National Association of Business Economists’ Survey of Economic Conditions.          

To see a copy of the 2008 Economic Forecast Puri presented in October, go to

The annual State of the City Luncheon, which includes a state of the city address by Fullerton’s mayor, will be held in the Titan Student Union from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 714-871-3100.

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