Maria Prados

Research Scientist (Staff)
Email Office VPD 505K Office Phone (213) 821-7969


Dr. Prados is an Economist at the University of Southern California’s Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR). She received her PhD in Economics from Columbia University, and completed a Postdoctoral Research Scholarship at the Leonard Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC. She specializes in quantitative and applied economics, and her research interests have to do with lifecycle dynamics, inequality, health, gender, labor economics, and household finance. She teaches Health Economics at the Department of Economics.


  • Ph.D. Economics, Columbia University
    • Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Southern California, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, 09/2013-05/2015