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Department of Economics, Law, and International Business

Department Chair

Tel: (415) 422-6409
boedecker@usfca.edu

Karl Boedecker

PROFESSOR

Department Faculty

Tel: (415) 422-6125
beckerw@usfca.edu

Michael Becker

Professor

Michael Becker fully prepares his students by educating future leaders on the crucial implications of legal systems and its effect on organizational structures and managerial decision-making. Through the fundamental teachings of law in both the business and non-profit sectors, Professor Becker facilitates a type of learning environment for lush discourse on historical legal precedents and current topical cases.He effectively hones his students’ ability to examine legal processes, constitutional law, business crime, property and contracts.

Tel: (415) 422-6118
blakley@usfca.edu

Daniel Blakley

Professor

Recognized by students, faculty, and staff, Daniel Blakley has been awarded on numerous occasions for his outstanding teaching since 1981. His exceptional guidance in the areas of managerial economics, corporate finance, and global macroeconomic analytics gives students the foundation to excel.

Tel: (415) 422-6409
boedecker@usfca.edu

Karl Boedecker

Professor

Karl Boedecker is one of the distinguished pillars of USF's School of Management, as a greatly admired faculty member and teacher since 1976. Dedicated to providing integrative coursework, Professor Boedecker encourages students to critically investigate social, legal and ethical issues in the public policy and managerial levels in the US and abroad. Throughout his 30 year trajectory, he has consistently provided students with the skills to examine the fairness and legalities of the corporate environment through the the rigorous intersecting disciplines of business, economics, and law.

Tel: (415) 422-4476
lnpierrelouis@usfca.edu

Lydie Pierre-Louis

Associate Professor

Lydie Pierre-Louis is an internationally recognized scholar, educator, and speaker on corporate governance with a focus on financial regulation and emerging market regulation. She has developed financial literacy programs for emerging communities in coordination with The Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Atlanta and has served on the American Branch of the International Law Association Committee on Multilateralism and the Accountability of International Organizations to review the governance practices of the IMF and the World Bank.

Tel: (415) 422-2086
shaw@usfca.edu

James Shaw

Professor

James Shaw approaches economics from a sustainability perspective - integrating principles of social justice into his teaching. Dr. Shaw equips his students with a foundation of inquiry and critical thinking, as well as the knowledge base to positively impact communities and world. In Dr. Shaw’s classes, he teaches students to generate progressive business and financial models that serve to help developing and struggling economies to thrive.

Tel: (415) 422-6884
takahaship@usfca.edu

Peggy Takahashi

Associate Professor

Peggy K. Takahashi designs her courses to help students examine organizational behavior in global firms at both the macro and micro levels. She also directed the Launch Program from 2008 to 2014, which provides new students the opportunity to form relationships with faculty in small seminar classes. With her focus on international business management, Dr. Takahashi spearheaded undergraduate study tours to Tokyo and Osaka, Japan in 1999, 2001, and 2005.

Tel: (415) 422-4330
xyang14@usfca.edu

Xiaohua Yang

Associate Professor

Xiaohua Yang’s research explores the relationship between brand recognition and firm performance, internationalization of Chinese firms, R&D strategic alliances, and foreign market entry strategies. Dr. Yang is garnering recognition in both the international academic community and media (Wenzhou Daily, Sing Tao Daily, and Lihong Radio) for her research on Chinese enterprises in the U.S. and the globalization of Chinese business and serves as Director of the China Business Studies Initiative.