UCLA faculty experts: California budget

The annual California budget is nearly $100 billion, covering schools, health care, education and social services, prisons, courts and transportation among other things. UCLA has experts.
 
GENERAL BUDGET
 
Daniel J.B. Mitchell, professor emeritus at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and distinguished professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, comments regularly on California's budget process. He teaches courses on California policy issues and has written extensively about lessons drawn from the state's boom-and-bust budget cycles.
Media contacts:
Alex Boekelheide | 310-206-0159 | Alex.Boekelheide@publicaffairs.ucla.edu
Elise Anderson | 310-206-7707 | elise.anderson@anderson.ucla.edu
 
Jerry Nickelsburg, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, is an expert on the national and California economies.
Media contact:
Elise Anderson | 310-206-7707 | elise.anderson@anderson.ucla.edu
 
Edward Leamer, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, comments regularly on the local, national and international economies.
Media contact:
Elise Anderson | 310-206-7707 | elise.anderson@anderson.ucla.edu
 
Chris Tilly, director of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, is an expert on the national and California economies, labor markets and the relationship between public policies and the creation of jobs.
Media contacts:
Alex Boekelheide | 310-206-0159 | Alex.Boekelheide@publicaffairs.ucla.edu
 
HEALTH CARE
 
Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor of public health, is an expert on the financial impact of alternative approaches to health care.
Contact:
Contact Kominski directly at 310-794-2681 or kominski@ucla.edu.
 
EDUCATION
 
Meredith Phillips, associate professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, is an authority on inequalities in education, especially the causes and consequences of socioeconomic disparities in academic success.
Media contacts:
Alex Boekelheide | 310-206-0159 | Alex.Boekelheide@publicaffairs.ucla.edu
 
PRISONS
 
Michael A. Stoll, professor and chair of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs and associate director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, is an authority on California's prison system. He is the editor of "Do Prisons Make Us Safer? The Benefits and Costs of the Prison Boom" (2009).
Media contacts:
Alex Boekelheide | 310-206-0159 | Alex.Boekelheide@publicaffairs.ucla.edu