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Damooei Global Research Management

Jamshid Damooei, PhD


Dr. Jamshid Damooei is a professor of economics, chair of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting at California Lutheran University, and co-director of the Center for Leadership and Values in the School of Business.
The former Director General of the Bureau of Economic Studies and Policies of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance of Iran, Dr. Damooei also served as a senior economist for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and continues to serve as a UNDP and UNOPS consultant. He is a frequent public speaker on various economic and social issues and is a well-respected commentator for the Los Angeles Times, Ventura County Star, CBS 2, KCAL 9, NPR/KCLU, and KIRN.
He holds a Masters of Science and Ph.D. in economics from Surrey University in England. He also received a Masters of Philosophy in economics from the University of London.

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Senior Research Associates

Depending on the needs of our clients, Damooei Global Research, Inc., will invite the partnership of other experts in appropriate fields from its extensive list of academic and business contacts. These professionals come from a variety of backgrounds. In the past we have collaborated with seasoned experts with specializations in utility economics, international finance, quantitative analysis, public health, and organizational management.

Additional support is provided by a pool of research assistants. Most of the research staff is composed of individuals who are currently pursuing graduate studies in economics, finance, or business management.

Senior Research Associates who may partner with our firm in projects include but are not limited to:

Gerhard Apfelthaler, Ph.D.

Dr. Gerhard Apfelthaler specializes in issues regarding business management. He currently serves as Dean of the school of management at California Lutheran University and as a senior partner at AT Consult, a consulting firm focusing on issues relating to international business development with a presence in Europe, the United States, and Asia.
Dr. Apfelthaler’s prior leadership experiences include serving as the Chair of the Department of International Management at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Graz (Austria) and as the Dean of International Business Studies at FHS Kufstein Tirol. He also has public sector experience having worked as Commercial Attaché to the Austrian Embassy in Singapore as Austria’s Deputy Trade Commissioner to the United States. He is well respected in his area of expertise having published several books, textbooks, and academic articles both in Europe and the United States.
Dr. Apfelthaler earned his doctorate in Economics and Social Sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Dr. Apfelthaler is a member of the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, the Strategic Management Society, and the German “Verband für Hochschullehrer Betriebswirtschaft”.

Zareh Marselian, MBA

Mr. Zareh Marselian is the Senior Director for Information Technology (IT) at California Lutheran University. His professional background includes over 18 years of management in information technology including project management, provisioning, and hands-on support of IT in higher education, telemedicine, and business systems for the defense industry. Mr. Marselian has worked on a variety of proposals to provision IT infrastructure for universities, rural IT requirements, and defense installations. Mr. Mareselian earned a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in computer information management from UC San Diego. He earned his M.B.A. at California Lutheran University.

Ruslan Korchagin, MBA, MSIST

Mr. Ruslan Korchagin worked in the Center for Leadership and Values of California Lutheran University as the Coordinating Research Assistant for a period of two years while he was studying for two consecutive Masters' Degree Programs. He has participated in preparation of various socio-economic studies and reports such as Ventura County State of the Region, Oxnard Police Community Survey, Ventura County First Five and many more. Upon graduation he became the Program Specialist for the Master of Public Policy and Administration Program at California Lutheran University.
He holds three Masters' Degrees: Masters of Law from Voronezh State University, Business Administration from California Lutheran University (MBA) and Information Systems and Technologies (MSIST) from California Lutheran University. Based on his excellent academic accomplishment during his course of graduate studies at California Lutheran University, Ruslan has been inducted in Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society.

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