Office: JEF 102
Justin Scoggins is the Data Manager at the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) at USC. He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics and Finance from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Before coming to PERE, he worked at the Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community at UCSC analyzing patterns of environmental injustice, labor market intermediaries, and regional economic development. He currently manages the broad array of datasets used in PERE and CSII research, and provides guidance on and conducts quantitative analyses called for by various projects. Some of his recent work has included designing metrics of regional equity for metropolitan areas, further developing and facilitating the use of the Environmental Justice Screening Method, measuring economic contributions of immigrants to the California economy, and an analysis of residential proximity and labor market competition between African Americans and immigrants in California.
Areas of Expertise/Interest:
- Data analysis and modeling of social inequality
- Regional economic growth and labor markets
- Neighborhood demographic change and residential segregation