Academics

Rafat Fazeli

Assoc Professor, Economics

Degrees: Ph.D., Economics, New School for Social Research, 1992; M.A., Economics, New School for Social Research, 1994; B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Tehran University, 1980.

Office: Economics , Duke Hall #211

Phone: 909/748-8564 Campus Ext. 8564

E-mail: rafat_fazeli@redlands.edu

Portrait

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Public Finance
  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Race and Gender
  • Economics of Social Policy and Social Wage

Background Highlights

Rafat Fazeli has regularly presented her research in national and international conferences and has published several papers and book reviews. Her research includes economics of social policy, state expenditures, labor economics and political economy of gender. Her past scholarship includes the publication of a the book "The Economic Impact of the Welfare State and Social Wage: the British Experience" and a recent (September 2008) joint publication in Forum for Social Economics. Last June, she received the Best Paper Award at the 2009 Clute Institute European Conferences. She has received the Outstanding Teaching Award, Outstanding Research Award, and Outstanding Innovative Teaching Award. She has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a faculty member at Vassar College, Occidental College, Pace University, State University of New York and Rutgers University.

Courses Available at Redlands

  • Principles of Macro and Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Economics of Race and Gender
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Economics of Welfare and Social Policy
  • Urban and Environmental Economics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • First Year Seminar, Senior Seminar

For the Johnston Center:

  • Political Economy of Salton Sea
  • People Balancing Nature
  • Women and Development
  • Capitalism and the Self
  • Welfare Economics of Social Policy
  • Economics of Discrimination and Ethnicity (Proudian Interdisciplinary Honors Program)
  • Environmental & Green Economics
  • Capitalism: Theory and Practice
  • Global Capitalism

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Stanford University, Continuing Studies Program, Stanford, CA, Summer 1997
    Visiting faculty: Economics for Citizens.
  • Occidental College, Department of Economics, Los Angeles, CA, 1993-1994
    Lecturer: Economics of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity and Introduction to Economics
  • State University of New York, College at Oneonta, Departments of Economics and Business and Black/Hispanic Studies, Oneonta, NY, 1988-1989
    Assistant Professor: Economics of Race and Gender, International Finance, Intermediate Macro and Microeconomics, Principles of Macro and Microeconomics.
  • Vassar College, Department of Economics, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1987-1988
    Visiting Assistant Professor: Economic Development, Statistics, Econometrics, and Microeconomics
  • Pace University, Department of History and Economics, Pleasantville, NY, 1982-1987
    Adjunct Assistant Professor: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Mathematical Economics
  • Western Connecticut State University, Department of Social Sciences, Danbury, CT, 1986-1987
    Adjunct Lecturer: Public Finance, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics
  • Marymount College, Department of Business and Economics, Tarrytown, NY, 1986-1987
    Adjunct Instructor: Public Finance and Microeconomics
  • State University of New York, Department of Continuing Education, Purchase, NY, 1986-1987
    Adjunct Instructor: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics
  • New York University, School of Continuing Education, NY, Spring 1983
    Adjunct Lecturer: Macroeconomics
  • New School for Social Research, Graduate Faculty, NY, Fall 1983
    Instructor: Macroeconomics.
  • Rutgers University, Department of Economics, NJ, 1983-1984
    Visiting Lecturer: International Economics
  • Montclair State College, Department of Economics, NJ, 1982-1983
    Adjunct Instructor: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
  • William Paterson College, School of Business, Paterson, NJ, 1982-1983
    Adjunct Instructor: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Statistics.

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • The Best Paper Award for a joint paper presented in 2009 at the Clute Institute European Conferences, Prague, June 8-11, 2009
  • Outstanding Innovative Teaching Award, University of Redlands, 2002-2003
  • Outstanding Research and Creative Activity of the Year Award, University of Redlands, 1997-1998
  • Visiting Scholar, the Institute for Research on Women & Gender, Stanford University, 1996-1997 and Fall 1997
  • The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Grant, 1997
  • Selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1996, 2002, 2004
  • Hewlett Academic Program Grant, May 1996
  • The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Grant, 1995
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, University of Redlands, 1991-1992
  • Nominated as a finalist for the Mortar Board Professor of the Year, University of Redlands, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, and 1994-95
  • Faculty Research Grant, University of Redlands, awarded for summers 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2004

Publications

Book:

"The Economic Impact of the Welfare State and Social Wage: The British Experience," London: Ashgate Publishing Group, 1996

Papers:

“Impact of the Welfare State and Social Policy on the Working Population: the Recent British Experience,” in Forum for Social Economics, published by the Association for Social Economics, September 2008

“Natural Rate of Unemployment and the Labor Market Alternative Perspectives” published in Global Business Trends, A Peer-Reviewed Volume, International Business Association, May 2005

“Educational Attainments and Labor Force Participation of Women in the Post-Revolutionary Iran,” published in Global Business Trends: Contemporary Readings, 1998 Edition, A Peer-Reviewed Volume, Edited by David L. Moore, Academy of Business Administration

"Labor Conditions for Service Industry Workers: A Case Study of a Small Size Firm in Southern California," Jointly with Karen Davidson, published in International Trends Edition, A Peer-Reviewed Volume, International Business Association, May 1997

"International Productivity Convergence: Theories, Patterns, and Trends,” Jointly with Reza Fazeli, published in International Trends Edition, A Peer-Reviewed Volume, International Business Association, May 1997

Book Reviews:

Review of "Taxing Women," by Edward J. McCaffery, SIGNS (Journal for Women in Culture and Society), vol. 11, no. 2, Winter 2002

Review of "Valentine Moghadam’s Women, Work, and Economic Reform in the Middle East and North Africa," SIGNS (Journal for Women in Culture and Society), vol. 11, no. 2, Winter 2002

Review of "Discrimination: Its Economic Impact on Blacks and Jews," by Robert Cherry, in Phoebe, vol.1, no.2, Oct. 1989

Review of "Patriarchy and Accumulation on World Scale" by Maria Mies, in Phoebe, vol.1, no.2, Oct. 1989

Presentations

“The Impact of the Welfare State and Social wage on Economic Performance: A Comparative Study of the United States, and the United Kingdom,” jointly with Reza Fazeli, in 2009 Clute Institute European Conferences, The EABR Conference, Prague, June 8-11, 2009, received the Best Paper Award

“The Welfare State, Social Justice, and Economic Performance: A Tale of Three Countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada,” jointly with Reza Fazeli, in the Association for Social Economics at ASSA (Allied Social Science Association) Annual Meetings, San Francisco, January 2009

“The Impact of the Welfare State and Social Policy on the Working Population: A Tale of Two Countries, the United States and the United Kingdom,” jointly with Reza Fazeli, at Twelve World Congress of Social Economics, Amsterdam, June 2007

“Integration GIS in Teaching Economics,” jointly with Carol Franklin and Timothy Leach, in the panel on Using GIS in Business and Economics "at the Seventh Annual ESRI Educational International User Conference (EDUC) San Diego, June 16-19 2007

“Teacher Ed: Starting and Keeping GIS in Teaching,” jointly with Carol Franklin and Catherine Walker, at the Sixth Annual ESRI Educational International User Conference (EDUC) San Diego, August 8 2006

“Natural Rate of Unemployment and the Labor Market Alternative Perspectives” International Business Association, Annual Conference, May 4-7, 2005, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

“An Alternative Approach to NAIRU and the Labor Market Equilibrium”, presented at the Annual Conference of the Allied Social Science Association, Philadelphia, January 2005

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association.
  • Association for Social Economics
  • International Association for Feminist Economics
  • Center for Iranian Research and Analysis
  • Middle East Economic Association

Rafat Fazeli is the Co-Advisor for Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the International Honors Society in Economics and also for the University of Redlands Economics Society.


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