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San Diego State University
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics

Jennifer Imazeki is a Professor of Economics at San Diego State University where she teaches courses in applied microeconomics and conducts research in the economics of K-12 education, including work on school finance reform and adequacy, and teacher labor markets. Dr. Imazeki has published several articles in professional journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economics of Education Review, National Tax Journal, and Journal of Education Finance, as well as chapters in a number of books on school finance. She is a member of the American Economic Association, the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Education Finance Association and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. With Andrew Reschovsky, Dr. Imazeki conducted an analysis of the costs of an adequate education in Texas for the plaintiffs in West Orange-Cove et al v. Neeley et al, and has published several papers related to that work. In Florida, she provided expert assistance on teacher cost adjustments to the plaintiffs in Miami-Dade et al v. King et al. She has also completed studies on adequacy and/or teacher costs in Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington and California, including contributing to the Getting Down to Facts project. She recently assisted California Assemblywoman Julia Brownley to develop legislation for comprehensive school finance reform, and is currently working on a study of Californias categorical flexibility provisions, adopted in 2008. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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