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Regulation and Development
by Jean-Jacques Laffont

Explaining Growth in the Middle East

Edited by Jeffrey Nugent and Hashem Pesaran

Understanding Japanese Saving:

Does Population Aging Matter?

by Robert Dekle

Indonesian Living Standards:

Before and After the Financial Crises

by John Strauss et al

Islam and Mammon:

The Economic Predicaments of Islamism

by Timur Kuran

Working Papers:

An Accounting Method for Economic Growth

Hongchun Zhao

Econometric Analysis of High Dimensional VARs Featuring a Dominant Unit

Alexander Chudik, M. Hashem Pesaran

Method of Moments Estimation and Identifiability of Semiparametric Nonlinear Errors-in-Variables Models

Liqun Wang, Cheng Hsiao

Off-farm labor supply and labor markets in rapidly changing circumstances: Bulgaria during transition

Sumon Kumar Bhaumik, Ralitza Dimova, Jeffrey B. Nugent

Auctions with Resale and Bargaining Power

Harrison Cheng


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Distinguished Lecture Series :


Thu, June 2, 2011

Personality Psychology and Economics


James Heckman

Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Nobel Laureate in Economics

University of Chicago


Tue, November 2, 2010

The Evolution of Time Preference

Arthur Robson

Professor of Economics

Canada Research Chair in Economic Theory and Evolution

Simon Fraser University


Fri, April 27, 2012

Greece: Getting Here and Moving Forward

Michael Haliassos

Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance
Goethe University, Frankfurt

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Predictability of Asset Returns & the Efficient Market Hypothesis A Public Lecture delivered at Sim Kee Boon Institute, Singapore Management University, Monday October 31, 2011

Conference in Honour of Hashem Pesaran, July 1-2, 2011, Cambridge

Richard A. Easterlin, Well-being, Front and Center:  A Review of the Sarkozy Report .   Stiglitz, Joseph E., Sen, Amartya, and Fitoussi, Jean-Paul, Report of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. Available at

Prof. M. Hashem Pesaran among the

top 7 most downloaded economists on RePEc

Prof. Richard Easterlin awarded Distinguished Fellow of American Economic Association for 2006

SWET Conference

USC will hold the 9th Annual Southwest Economic Theory Conference on March 3 and 4, 2007.

"The Politics of Happiness"
Le Monde Diplomatique article

"Happy? Let's Sum It Up"
the Los Angeles Times article on IEPR's Sypmosium on "Economics of Happiness"

New York Times article
on IEPR's Symposium on
"Economics of Happiness" at USC

Iranian Economy at a Crossroads:
Domestic and Global Challenges
September 18-19, 2009

Conference in Honor of Jeffrey B. Nugent
April 15-16, 2011, USC

Theoretical REsearch in Neuroeconomic
Decision-making (TREND)

May 19-20, 2011



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