Ali Akbari has been active professionally – publishing articles, presenting papers, serving on professional programs and consulting. He has published two textbooks in economics: Explorations in Macroeconomics and Economic Way of Thinking. A former researcher for the National Science Foundation, Dr. Akbari is Director of the CLU Center for Economic Research. His latest project was the development of an economic and business forecasting model that provides quarterly forecasts of economic activities in the major cities of Ventura County.
M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California