Dr. William Roberts joined the CSUN Department of Economics in 1973. He received his Ph.D. in 1974 from UC San Diego. As a faculty member, he taught undergraduate courses in economics, management and business, as well as graduate courses in the College’s MBA program. Dr. Roberts has served in many administrative positions, including the Chair of the Management Department (2009 to 2012), the Associate Dean of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics (1994 to 2004), and was Co-Director of the College’s Business Honors Program in 2012. He also served as Director of the College’s Graduate Program from 1982-1985. Dr. Roberts has served on many committees at all levels of the University. He was Director of the San Fernando Economic Research Center from 2009 to 2016. As Director, he tracked the economy of the San Fernando Valley. The Center compiled the annual economic forecast for the Valley Industry and Commerce Association and tracked the residential housing market. Dr. Roberts co-authored a textbook, Money and Banking: A Market-Oriented Approach. In addition, he authored many articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of International Economics and the Economic Record. He made significant contributions to the reputation of both the College and the University.

  • Ph.D. 1974, University of California San Diego
  • B.A. 1969, Macalester College

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