We focus unsparing attention on economic and health disparities, social inequality, the needs of children, families and older Americans. Our research explores the impact of social services and public policy, shifting population trends and their implications, and how human behavior -- our attitudes, actions, and ability to make decisions -- affects our well-being now and as we age.

We do this work by drawing thinkers, researchers, colleagues and collaborators from a wide range of fields and global perspectives. We strive to create a research environment that is equal parts inspiring and thought-provoking. Only by crossing disciplines can we truly deepen the understanding of human behavior.

CESR is a center within the USC Dana and David Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Our research taps into the breadth and depth of disciplines at USC, even as we contribute to its stellar reputation as a powerhouse research university.

CESR has offices in Los Angeles, CA, and Washington, D.C.  Find directions here.

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