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Sean D. Jasso Practitioner of Economics at Pepperdine Graziadio

Sean Jasso, PhD

Practitioner of Economics
Graziadio Business School


Sean Jasso is commencing his 20th year teaching and writing in two distinct fields—management and political economy. His management portfolio includes expertise in leadership development, strategic management, strategic marketing, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, and ethics. His political economy portfolio includes expertise in international relations, competition, global politics, American politics and institutions, micro and macroeconomics, and public policy analysis. Recently, his research centers on the many complexities of globalization combined with political and economic risk. Jasso holds a PhD in political economy and a master's degree in public policy from Claremont Graduate University. Additionally, he holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Anegles. He is a professor of economics and public policy at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and Pepperdine School of Public Policy

His teaching career is supported by working for many years in hospitality management for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, in healthcare as a marketing director for a national hospital corporation, and in management consultancy serving clients in multiple industries from healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, education to wealth management. Jasso serves on corporate and advisory boards most recently for a global agriculture corporation and currently for higher education institutions in Mexico and the United Kingdom. He works regularly with education clientele from China, Vietnam, Japan, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Jasso lectures throughout the world and remains passionate about bringing his students to the world and the real world to his classroom.


  • PhD, Claremont Graduate University
  • MPP, Claremont Graduate University
  • MBA, Pepperdine University
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise

  • Economics
  • Ethics
  • Marketing
  • Public Policy