Silvia Barcellos

Associate Professor (Research) of Economics
Email Office VPD 314A Office Phone (213) 821-2732


Silvia Helena Barcellos is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Department of Economics and Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR). She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2010. Her research interests span health and  labor economics. Her work has been published at the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Human Resources. For more information about her current and past research please click on “Personal Website” above.


  • Ph.D. Economics, Princeton University, 6/2010
  • M.A. Economics, Princeton University, 6/2006
  • M.A. Economics, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, Brazil), 12/2004
  • B.A. Economics, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, Brazil), 12/2002
  • Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments

    • Economist, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) at USC, 2013-
    • Professor of Economics, RAND Corporation, 2012-2014
    • Associate Economist, RAND Corporation, 2009-2013
    • Faculty Research Fellow, NBER, 2019-
    • Assistant Research Professor of Economics, USC, 2019-2022
    • Faculty Research Fellow, IFS London UK, 2016-
    • Economist, USC, 2013-

    Visiting and Temporary Appointments

    • Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, University College London, 2016-2017
    • RCMAR Scholar, USC, 2012-2014
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