A multi-disciplinary, informal and free-flowing research environment


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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 Areas

The 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

The Center for Economic and Social Research is pleased to announce our new blog, which will provide regular insights from the Center's diverse researchers and their research areas.

In the Media:

CESR mHealth Collaboratory Director Donna Metz is on the forefront of new trends in data collection for health, see this article.

Arthur Stone publishes key article in Science Magazine, "Progress in measuring subjective well-being," with Alan Krueger.

Our Director Arie Kapteyn mentioned in an article about exploring retirement choices in Time Magazine.

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