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Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the USC Department of Economics has among its faculty internationally recognized scholars and one of the most diverse student populations in the United States. Economics is one of the most popular majors on campus. Our MA and PhD programs prepare our graduate students for a wide variety of careers in business, government and academia.

Department News and Events

LABEL-IEPR Conference

“Understanding cognition and decision making by children”

 April 28 - 29, 2016

Radisson Los Angeles at USC
3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90007

Tushar Bharati was honored for University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at the 35th Annual Academic Honors Convocation on April 12, 2016

As an exemplary student and talented instructor, Tushar Bharati has garnered tremendous praise throughout the university for showing young scholars how to move beyond established knowledge and push the boundaries of a given field. His passion for learning through intellectual and creative exchange, and his drive to confront uncertain academic ground make him an adventurous and exemplary instructor. Drawing upon his background and unique perspective, Tushar exposes students to a diverse array of economic concepts, which also heavily influence his primary research interests: human capital, applied econometrics, and development economics.

Tushar first gained teaching experience at an early age while serving as a volunteer for the Society for Advancement in Tribes, Health, Education, and Environment—a non-governmental organization that works to advance and empower tribal peoples in India. Hailing from a small community in Jharkhand, India, he is the first person in his village to pursue a doctoral degree. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Delhi and his master’s degree from the Delhi School of Economics, and has conducted research through programs at the London School of Economics, Fordham University, Franklin and Marshall College, and Monash University.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to undergraduate education, and the countless students who have benefitted from his guidance, the University of Southern California is proud to honor Tushar Bharati with a University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

INET and ERF Joint Conference on "Oil, Middle East and the Global Economy"

This event takes place on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2016 on the main campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and is sponsored by USC Dornsife INET and the Economics Research Forum (ERF). 

John Strauss becomes PAA Honored Member

John Strauss became an official Population Association of America (PAA) Honoree, and thus joined Richard Easterlin in the group of PAA Honored Members. Read more here.

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