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Shirley Svorny

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

*Shirley Svorny* is chair of the economics department at California State University, Northridge. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA. From 1981 to 1984, she was engaged in policy analysis for the Getty Oil Company. In 1986-87, she managed an industr

Shirley Svorny is chair of the economics department at California State University, Northridge. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA. From 1981 to 1984, she was engaged in policy analysis for the Getty Oil Company. In 1986-87, she managed an industry risk group at Security Pacific Bank. She was a Milken Institute Affiliated Scholar and served as director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at Cal State Northridge. She has published articles in Economics of Education Review, Contemporary Economic Policy, Urban Affairs Review, Public Choice, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Cato Journal, Applied Economics, The Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline, The Energy Journal, Economic Inquiry, and the Journal of Labor Research. Her opinion articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News. Her research interests are in the areas of urban, labor, and health economics. Her E-mail address is shirley.svorny@csun.edu.