• May 2015
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Dr. Anil Puri,

Dean of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton

Dr. Anil Puri is the Dean of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton, and Co-Director of its Institute for Economic and Environmental Studies. Prior to becoming dean in 1998, Dr. Puri was department chair and professor of economics at Cal State Fullerton. He is a noted economist and scholar whose economic forecasting is highly esteemed by business and government entities, and whose expertise is sought on a regular basis.

Dr. Puri also serves as the executive vice president of the Western Economic Association International, the second largest professional association of economists in the nation. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the National Association of Business Economists, and the Association of University Bureaus of Economic Research.

Dr. Puri received his doctorate and master's degrees in economics from the University of Minnesota. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the National Tax Journal, Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Conflict Resolution and the International Journal of Forecasting.

Dr. Puri's annual Economic Forecast Conference, now in its twelfth year, is held each October in partnership with the Orange County Business Council, and is one of the most popular and respected events in Orange County. As a result of his "on-target" forecasting, he is consistently quoted by the local and national news media, including radio, television and the press.