Institute for Economic Policy Research
The Institute for Economic Policy Research (IEPR) was established in 2004 to promote high quality, empirically grounded policy oriented economic research at USC. IEPR's main goal is to support, enhance and promote research activities of the faculty and students, and to facilitate sustained discussion of theoretical and economic policy issues of domestic and global importance. The Institute will host scholars from the United States and abroad, establish links with leading universities worldwide and business community in California . The Institute organizes conferences, lectures, public seminars, sponsors workshops and promotes collaborative interdisciplinary scholarship, intended to contribute to a broad understanding of economic policy within and outside the academy.
IEPR Research Groups
The Institute currently support three major research groups - Applied Microeconomics/Empirical Industrial Organization (IO), Econometrics (applied and theoretical), and the International Development and Finance.
With its world renowned groups of scholars, the Institute puts its interdisciplinary knowledge to work as a prominent contributor to the marketplace of ideas.