The Center for Applied Financial Economics arranges for a select number of faculty to visit the Institute by invitation only.  Guests stay between 3 - 5 days to meet with Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty in the department of Economics, Marshall School of Business, and Price School of Public Policy.  They attend individual and group meetings and often participate in the Seminar Series.

Arriving in Los Angeles

We recommend taking either a shuttle or taxi from the airport to the hotel upon arrival.  It can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and fifteen minutes to get from Los Angeles International Airport to downtown Los Angeles depending on traffic.  Cab fare can range from $60 - $75 one way.

Hotel & Accommodations

Please click on the name of the hotel in which you will be staying to find out more about your accommodations.


Directions from Los Angeles International Airport to USC Dept of Econ.

Directions to the Dept of Econ from USC Hotel.


If you would like to park on campus, please be sure to contact the Center for Applied Financial Economics at least three days before you arrive to arrange for a parking pass.  Parking is available in Downey Way Parking Structure.  Enter the campus on Vermont Avenue and 36th Place.

Downey Way Parking Structure
3667 McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089

For a campus map highlighting Downey Way Structure and the Downey entrance, CLICK HERE.

Metro Rail

If you prefer to take the Metro Rail to campus, please take the Expo Line to the Expo/Vermont Station.  Head north on Vermont Avenue to the entrance on 36th Place.  Kaprielian Hall is the first building north west of the information booth.

  • Metro Rail MapCLICK HERE for a map of the metro rail
  • Metro Trip Planner: CLICK HERE to plan your trip
Campus Map

  • Center for Applied Financial Economics (CAFE)
  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 South Vermont Avenue, KAP 324A
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089