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Bob Namvar, PH.D

Professor of Economics

Office Phone: (951) 343-4314
E-mail: bnamvar@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: BUSS228
Office Hours: T/R 12:30-3:30, Monday 2-3, T 5-6

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PH.D Economics University of California, Riverside 1995
M.A. Economics Indiana University, Bloomington 1979
M.S. Economics Pahlavi University, Shiraz 1977
B.A. Administration and Economics Pahlavi University, Shiraz 1975

Courses Taught

Introduction to Micro and Macroeconomics
International Economics
Operations Management
Statistics
Managerial Economics
Decision Analysis
Economics at Graduate level

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Corporate America experience includes over 13 years in the operations and manufacturing fields in senior management roles in food industry with annual sales over $1 billion in 1990's.

Involved in consulting in the areas of logistics, manufacturing, and operations for domestic operations such as Mitsubishi and overseas manufacturing companies for over 10 years.

Joined California Baptist University in August, 2003, as a tenured Business Professor for the Robert K. Jabs School of Business. He had been an Adjunct Professor for over ten years and the director of the MBA program for three years prior to accepting this teaching post. Also, Dr. Namvar served as a full time assistant professor of business for Pepperdine University from 1997 to 2003.

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Teaching Experience

Business (Pepperdine University)
Business (Vanguard University)
Business (Biola University)

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

Economic Forecasting, The Journal of the Society of Educators and Scholars, Volume XX, number 1-2, 1998.

The Business Cycle and the Distribution of Income, The Journal of the Society of Educators and Scholars, Volume XX, number 1-2, 1998.

Economic Forecasting-How Pros Predict the Future, The Graziadio Business Report, Pepperdine University, Winter 2000.

Economic Forecasting, Better Management Journal - A Publication of ABC Technologies, 2001 Issue No. 4

The Economic Downturn is No Surprise, The Graziadio Business Report, Pepperdine University, Winter 2001.

The Economic Downturn is No Surprise, Reprinted from The Graziadio Business Report, Pepperdine University, Winter 2001, Accounting World- ICFAIPRESS, January 2002.

Economic Forecasting, -How Pros Predict the Future, Reprinted from The Graziadio Business Report, Pepperdine University, Winter 2000, Economic Forecasting References., an On-line reference.

Economic Forecasting, Reprinted from The Graziadio Business Report, Pepperdine University, Winter 2000, SAS Global Academic Program business school Newsletter, Third Edition, 2005.

Economic Forecasting, Reprinted from The Graziadio Business Report, Pepperdine University, Winter 2000, Bettermanagment.com, January 2006

How an Entrepreneur Can 'Read' the Economy, Press Enterprise, Local Riverside Paper, the Business Press Section, March 16, 2009

How the Recession Stole Christmas, published interview with The Banner, CBU publication, Nov 20, 2009.

An Economic Policy Recommendation for the Recent Recession, Global Business Development Institute (GBDI), Spring 2010.

How an Entrepreneur Can Forecast the Economy, Global Business Development Institute (GBDI), Spring 2010.

Does the Recent Extended Tax Cut Help the Sluggish American Economy? Athens Institute for Education and Research, Social Science Research Division, Economic Research Unit, 6th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy, and Application, 25-28 July 2011.

Tax cut for the Rich or for the Middle Class? Which one helps the Sluggish US Economy? Accepted for Presentation and possibly publication by blind review in 19th International Business Research Conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia from 19-21 November, 2012.

PRESENTATIONS

Economic Forecasting and Business Forecasting, Asian Pacific Business Institute- California State University, Los Angeles, Capital Steel Company, China, October 21, 1999.

The Business Cycle- A Side Effect of the Market Economy, Asian Pacific Business Institute- California State University, Los Angeles, Capital Steel Company, China, October 22, 1999.

The ABC's of Exporting, Asian Pacific Business Institute- California State University, Los Angeles, Capital Steel Company, China, October 23, 1999.

Economic Forecasting and Business Forecasting, Asian Pacific Business Institute- California State University, Los Angeles, Shougang Steel Company, China, December 8, 2000.

The Business Cycle- A Side Effect of the Market Economy, Asian Pacific Business Institute- California State University, Los Angeles, Shougang Steel Company, China, December 9, 2000.

The ABC's of Exporting, Asian Pacific Business Institute- California State University, Los Angeles, Shougang Steel Company, China, December 10, 2000.

Why Did the U.S. Economy Slow Down? Pepperdine Faculty Forum, Pepperdine University, Culver City, CA, November 2001.

An Economic Policy Recommendation for the Recent Recession, GBDI, Las Vegas, March 2009

Does the Recent Extended Tax Cut Help the Sluggish American Economy? Athens Institute for Education and Research, Social Science Research Division, Economic Research Unit, 6th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy, and Applications, 25-28 July 2011.

Tax cut for the Rich or for the Middle Class? Which one helps the Sluggish US Economy? Accepted for Presentation in 19th International Business Research Conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia from 19-21 November, 2012

BUSINESS CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Mitsubishi Corporation, C&M Fine Pack, Inc. San Bernardino, CA, Economic Forecasting, September - December 1997.

Mitsubishi Corporation, C&M Fine Pack, Inc., San Bernardino, CA, Production Planning & Capacity Planning, 1998.

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