Shirley V. Svorny is Professor Emerita of Economics and Chairwoman of the Department of Economics at California State University, Northridge. She received her Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.
Professor Svorny has been Founding Director, San Fernando Valley Economic Research; Affiliated Scholar, Milken Institute; Vice President and Senior Economist, Security Pacific National Bank; Economist, Department of Economic Analysis and Policy, Getty Oil Company; and Lecturer, Department of Economics, California State University, Hayward.
Her articles have appeared in such scholarly journals as Economics of Education Review; Journal of Labor Research; Journal of Urban Economics; Urban Affairs Review; Public Choice; Federation Bulletin: Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline; Regional Science and Urban Economics; Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline; Contemporary Economic Policy; Applied Economics; Energy Journal; and Economic Inquiry. And her commentary has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Investors Business Daily, Forbes, Jobs and Capital, Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, and Valley Business Journal.