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.
CHARLS:China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study
China has the largest elderly population in the world and also one of the most rapidly aging societies in the world, Responding to this challenge, the Chinese government has taken robust actions to provide social protection to the elderly.CHARLS is designed to meet data needs for the study of population aging. John Strauss, professor of economics in USC, is an investigator in a study recently published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
NASM:North-American Summer Meeting
The Department of Economics was host of the North-American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society. The Econometric Society is the most prominent and largest international association of research economists in the world. Although not as large as the massive Winter meeting of the Allied Social Sciences in which the Econometric Society participates as well, NASM is the largest Summer conference of research economists in North America....Read More
Hashem Pesaran for the Tehran Bureau
In an article on the website of The Guardian Hashem Pesaran who holds the John Elliot Distinguished Chair in Economics in our department and was an official in the Iranian government before the Islamic revolution, argues that the recently elected Iranian president should be taken seriously. According to Prof. Pesaran this may be the time to negotiate and reconsider the economic sanctions against Iran, that cause great harm in Iran but are also problematic for the countries that impose the sanctions. Read more
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