Dr. Philip J. Romero is an economist, policy analyst, and applied mathematician. Romero has been a professor of business administration at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business since the summer of 1999, where he holds the Miller chair. From 2008 to 2010 he was the dean of Cal State Los Angeles Business School. From 1999 to 2004 he served as dean at the University of Oregon’s business school, where today he teaches a course combining economics and corporate strategy.
In 1991 Romero was tapped by newly elected Governor Pete Wilson to become California’s chief economist. He served as troubleshooter on business and economic operations for Wilson until 1999. Romero was the author and lead implementer of key improvements in California’s business climate. He served Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in a similar role in 2005.
Romero earned a PhD and MA in Policy Analysis (mixture of economics and applied mathematics) from the RAND Graduate School and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Cornell University.
“Phil Romero’s trademark, experience combined with scholarship, makes this book important for anyone who wants to think ahead about our problems and approach them in an informed and constructive way.” —George P. Shultz, Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan