James L. Doti, Ph.D.
James L. Doti, Ph.D., has been president of Chapman University since 1991 and holds the Donald Bren Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics. He earned his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Chicago, where he was a student of Nobel laureate Milton Friedman. Dr. Doti joined the Chapman faculty in 1974. In 1978, he founded the Center for Economic Research to encourage faculty and students to engage in economic and business research of high quality, and to disseminate the results of this research to the business community. The center was named the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research in 1997. Under Dr. Doti’s leadership, the Anderson Center has become nationally recognized, with its annual Economic Forecasts, Forecast Updates and other research results cited in many major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, USA Today and many others. Dr. Doti’s articles have appeared in academic journals as well as national periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and he has co-authored two econometrics texts.
Esmael Adibi, Ph.D.
This year's Economic Forecast Update is dedicated to the memory of Esmael Adibi. His contribution and impact will always remain a part of the Forecast's legacy.
Esmael Adibi, Ph.D., is director of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research and holds the Anderson Chair in Economic Analysis at Chapman University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the Claremont Graduate University. His research interests include macroeconomics, financial markets and regional economics. Dr. Adibi has co-authored two textbooks: Econometric Analysis – An Applications Approach and The Practice of Econometrics with EViews. His articles have been published in many newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register, as well as in professional journals such as International Advances in Economic Research, the Journal of Private Enterprise and the Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics. Dr. Adibi is past president of the Association for University Business and Economic Research, and is a member of the NABE Outlook Survey Panel and Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast Panel. He serves on the board of directors of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and is a member of the California Treasurer's Council of Economic Advisors.