Research Areas

At CESR, our scientists, colleagues and staff pursue compelling, data-driven research in the social sciences and economics that further understanding, policy making and quality of life. In broad terms, our significant areas of interest include:

Aging
Children & Families
Development Economics
Education Economics
Financial Decision Making
Health, Health Disparities, and Socio-Economic Status
Inequality
Mobile Health
Self-Reporting
Subjective Well-Being
Work Disability

Publications

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper Series

– 2023 –

Sjoerd van Alten, Benjamin W. Domingue, Jessica Faul, Titus Galama, Andries T. Marees, GWAS 2.0 – Correcting for volunteer bias in GWAS uncovers novel genetic variants and increases heritability estimates, Paper No. 2023-001

Sjoerd van Alten, Benjamin W. Domingue, Jessica Faul, Titus Galama, Andries T. Marees, Should representativeness be avoided? Reweighting the UK Biobank corrects for pervasive selection bias due to volunteering, Paper No. 2023-002

Leandro Carvalho, Dan Silverman, Complexity and Sophistication, Paper No. 2023-003

Leandro Carvalho, Arna Olafsson, Dan Silverman, MISFORTUNE AND MISTAKE: THE FINANCIAL CONDITIONS AND DECISION-MAKING ABILITY OF HIGH-COST LOAN BORROWERS, Paper No. 2023-004

Eleanor Jawon Choi, Jisoo Hwang, Hyelim Son, The Effects of Exposure to a Large-Scale Recession on Higher Education and Early Labor Market Outcomes, Paper No. 2023-005

Jeffrey Yu, Association between Heart Valve Replacement Surgery and the Incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRDs) in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis: Exploratory Results from a Medicare Claims Analysis, Paper No. 2023-006

Italo Lopez Garcia, Jill E . Luoto, Frances E. Aboud, Lia C.H. Fernald, Group Meetings and Boosters to Sustain Early Impacts on Child Development: Experimental Evidence from Kenya, Paper No. 2023-007

Yuxuan Wang, Jenny Wilkens, Drystan Phillips, Harmonization of Cross-National Studies of Aging and Retriement Study User Guide: Physical and Anthropometric Measurement , Paper No. 2023-008

Joshua Snoke, Erik Meijer, Drystan Phillips, Jenny Wilkens, Jinkook Lee, LASI Synthetic Data Report, Paper No. 2023-009

Albert Weerman, Danish Jain, Leveraging Machine Learning to Assist Clinicians with Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) Scores in Online Dementia Diagnosis , Paper No. 2023-010

The Evidence Base Blog

A collaboration between the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and the USC Schaeffer Center, The Evidence Base focuses on improving policy in health, economics, and well-being. The blog is a vehicle for timely insights and analysis on current issues.

Posts on our blog are edited for clarity, but have not been subject to a formal, peer-review process.