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Dan Villegas

Dan Villegas


Office 03-314
Phone 805-756-2386
Fax (805) 756-1473

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Adjunct Economics Faculty

Dan Villegas


  • Professor of Economics, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1979
  • M.A., Stanford University, 1975
  • B.A., University of Southern California, 1972

Teaching Specializations

Microeconomics, Development Economics, Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Immigration

Additional College/University Experience

Arizona State University 1983 — 1987

Research Interests

Wealth and debt of Latino households; educational attainment of Latinos

Areas Published

Consumer credit market regulation, labor market discrimination

Professional Organizations and Positions Held

American Economics Association, Southern Economics Association, Western Economics Association

Business, Industrial, Government Experience

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Research Economist, 1979 — 1982; Federal Trade Commission, Economist, 1982 — 1983

Consulting Experience

Federal Trade Commission, 1985 — 1986, A Study of the Effect of creditor remedies on the level of and rate paid for consumer short-term debt, U.S. Department of Labor, 1994, a study of Savings and Investment Patterns: The Relationship Between Ethnicity and Employer — Sponsored Health and Pension Plans


California State Fellowship; Phi Beta Kappa; National Science Foundation Fellowship; Purdue University, Credit Research Center Award, 1988

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