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Michael Shires, Ph.D.

Michael Shires, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Contact Information

Phone: (310) 506-7692
michael.shires
@mshires13
School: School of Public Policy
Location: Malibu

Areas of Expertise

  • State, regional and local politics
  • State and local finance and governance
  • Ethics and accountability of government officials
  • Higher education policy

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Dr. Michael Shires primary areas of teaching and research include state, regional and local policy; technology and democracy; higher education policy; strategic, political and organizational issues in public policy; and quantitative analysis. He often serves as a consultant to local and state government on issues related to finance, education policy and governance. 

Dr. Shires has been quoted as an expert in various publications including USA TodayNewsweekThe EconomistThe Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, and LA Times. He has also appeared as a guest commentator on CNN, KTLA and KCAL to name a few.

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Before joining the Pepperdine faculty, Dr. Michael Shires was a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and a doctoral fellow at RAND's Graduate School of Policy Studies, concentrating on domestic education policy, California fiscal policy, and international trade policy.

His works in higher education include: "Alternative Approaches to Funding Higher Education in California," "The Future of Public Undergraduate Education in California," and "The Redesign of Governance in Higher Education." His state and local finance titles include: "The Development of Counties as Municipal Governments: A Case Study of Los Angeles County in the 21st Century," "The Effects of the California Voucher Initiative on Public Expenditures for Education," "A Review of Local Government Revenue Data in California, Has Proposition 13 Delivered?", "The Changing Tax Burden in California," and "Patterns in California State and Local Government Revenues Since Proposition 13." Dr. Shires has also co-authored work on United States-Japan and United States-European community trade relations.

Dr. Shires has been active as a consultant to local and state government on issues related to finance, education policy, and governance. His primary areas of teaching and research include state, regional, and local policy; technology and democracy; higher education policy; strategic, political, and organizational issues in public policy; and quantitative analysis.

Education

Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis, RAND Graduate School

M.Phil, Policy Analysis, RAND Graduate School

M.B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles