The Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) conducts basic and applied research in behavioral and social sciences. The center's name signifies the breadth of the research, encompassing numerous fields, disciplines, topics and methodologies. Science is an ever evolving activity, where methods, topics and implementation of research change with deepening scientific knowledge and in response to external developments and the changing needs of society. CESR staff understand these changes and strive to utilize the latest and most relevant approaches in their research. CESR fosters a multi-disciplinary, informal and free-flowing research environment. It is a center within the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Research AreasThe Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center is led by Dana Goldman and Julie Zissimopoulos from the Schaeffer Center. The mission is to provide infrastructure and resources to increase the number, diversity, and academic success of researchers focusing on the health and economic well-being of minority elderly populations.
Announcements & News
Read about the new center and Director Arie Kapteyn.
Juan Esteban Saavedra, Economist at CESR, recently attended his book launch in Bogota, Colombia in the company of (among others) the country's president, Juan Manuel Santos. More information about the book, In Pursuit of Teaching Excellence: A Systemic Approach to Improve Education Quality in Colombia by Improving the Quality of the Teacher Workforce can be found here (or download a copy here).