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Gary M. Galles
Professor of Economics

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 237
Phone: (310) 506-4250
Fax: (310) 506-7271
E-mail: gary.galles@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D. Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1988
  • M.A. Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1977
  • B.A. Economics, University of Washington, 1975
Courses:
  • Economic Principles
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Public Finance
  • Industrial Organization
  • Urban and Regional Economics
Academic Interests:
  • Industrial Organization, Public Finance/Public Choice, Methodology, Economic Education, Urban Economics. Government Tax and Expenditure Policies, Business Pricing Strategies, Microeconomic Modeling and Methodology, Education
Selected Works:
  • Benjamin Constant: Principles of Politics Applicable to All Governments, Journal of Libertarian Studies 19 (1), Winter 2005, pp. 97-104.
  • Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, Self-Tests and Online Quizzes for Essentials of Economics (2e), by Robert L. Sexton, South-Western College Publishers, 2005.
  • Instructor's Manual, Test Bank and Online Quizzes for Exploring Economics (3e), by Robert L. Sexton, South-Western College Publishers, 2004.
  • Monitoring Costs and Tolerance Levels For Classroom Cheating, American Journal of Economics and Sociology 62(4), October 2003, pp. 713-719 (with Phillip Graves and Robert Sexton).
  • Instructor's Manual, Test Bank and Self-Tests for Essentials of Economics (1e), by Robert L. Sexton), South-Western College Publishers, 2003.
  • Instructor's Manual and Test Bank for Exploring Economics (2e), by Robert L. Sexton, South-Western College Publishers, 2001 (Test Bank with Tanja Carter).
  • Computing the Extent of Circumvention of Proposition 13: A Response, American Journal of Economics and Sociology 59, January 2000, pp. 133-140 (with Robert Sexton).
  • Nutritional Standards of California Milk, Testimony to the California Senate Health and Human Services Committee and Agriculture and Water Resources Committee, 12/9/99.
  • Instructor's Manual for Exploring Economics (1e), by Robert L. Sexton, Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1999.
  • An Alternative Tale of Two Tax Jurisdictions--A Reply, American Journal of Economics and Sociology 58, July 1999, pp. 533-536 (with Robert Sexton).
  • A Tale of Two Tax Jurisdictions: The Surprising Effects of California's Proposition 13 and Massachusetts' Proposition 2 1/2, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, April 1998, pp. 123-134 (with Robert Sexton).
  • Rational Ignorance, Deceptive Advertising, and the Size of Government, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies 20, Winter 1995, pp. 423-434 (with Robert Sexton).
  • Economies of Scale and School District Size, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies 20, Summer 1995, pp. 241-245 (with Robert Sexton).
  • Restricting Taxation: The Impact of Proposition 13 on California Tax and Expenditure Trends, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies 20, Spring 1995, pp. 81-92 (with James Long and Robert Sexton).
  • Price Ceilings, Opportunity Costs, and the Demand for Related Goods, Atlantic Economic Review, September 1987.
  • Proposition 13 and California Tax and Expenditure Trends, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation, 1994.
  • The Economic Way of Thinking (Editor), Dryden/HBJ, 1992.
  • A Revenue Neutral Reform of the California State Tax System, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation, 1990.
  • And Then a Miracle Occurs, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 11/16/05.
  • Unions might lose power, but workers win, Orange County Register, 10/16/05.
  • Is there proof of government's intelligent design? Ludwig von Mises Institute, 10/4/05.
  • Public agency retirees sinking state's future, Los Angeles Daily News, 9/30/05.
  • Proper question is: Which principles inform court's activity? Ventura County Star, 9/18/05.
  • Nation's poor getting poorer? Just not true, Los Angeles Daily News, 9/6/05.
  • What do you mean, 'we', Washington Times, 8/18/05.
  • Transportation bill: six years of palm-greasing pork, San Francisco Chronicle, 8/10/05.
  • Right for wrong reason, Ventura County Star, 6/29/05.
  • What Information Overload Can Teach Us, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 5/17/05.
  • Courting wine lovers, Los Angeles Daily News, 5/17/05.
  • Leave Fruit Aesthetics to the Consumer, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2/24/05.
  • In word and Action, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/20/05.
  • The time has come to break up LAUSD, Los Angeles Daily News, 2/18/05.
  • Empty Rhetoric on Rhetoric, Orange County Register, 1/23/05.
  • Elections Do Not Unify, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1/17/05.
  • Paternalistic Piffle, Los Angeles Daily News, 1/9/05.
  • Last updated, December 2005