Jamshid Damooei, Ph.D.

Jamshid Damooei is a professor and director of the Economics Program, and executive director of the Center for Economics of Social Issues, at California Lutheran University. In the last 30 years, his research has been focused on the economics of social issues, what he calls ‘economic studies with a human face’.  


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Undocumented Immigrants: An Inseparable Part of California’s Economy

Despite significant contributions to various sectors, undocumented immigrants are often wrongly viewed as burdens due to unfounded perceptions. Many hold degrees and work in diverse industries, boosting the economy significantly. They pay taxes without benefiting from many services because of their illegal status. We should promote their inclusion and path to citizenship.