Pacific Conference for Development Economics at University of Southern California

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The PacDev 2019 Conference will be held on Saturday, March 16 on the USC campus in Los Angeles.

The conference will begin with coffee at 8:00 am with a continental breakfast, then sessions will go from 8.30 am - 5:30 pm.  

Our lunch keynote will be given by Duncan Thomas of Duke University.

About the Event:

The Pacific Development Conference - PacDev - is one of the major annual conferences dedicated to development economics. The event brings together researchers and practitioners to present and discuss work that enhances our understanding of economic development, advances theoretical and empirical methods, and improves development interventions and policy.

View the Current Program or click here to download.


Take advantage of discounted pre-registration fees now until March 1st.  Students: $40  Non-Students: $120.  

After March 2nd, Students: $60  Non-Students:  $140.  

Space is limited, and pre-registration is advised.  At the door we will only be able to accept cash or check with ID.

Click here to go to the registration form.

Discounted Hotel Rate:

We have procured a discounted hotel block at the USC Hotel (Radisson), conveniently located across the street from USC.  Use code "PACDEV GROUP" on or before February 22nd to get a rate of $229 plus taxes and fees or follow this link.


  • Directions to USC:
  • Self-Pay Parking:  Royal Street Structure – USC campus Jefferson Blvd/Royal Street
    • Exit South side (campus-side) of parking structure and turn right (west) down 34thStreet to Trousdale Parkway and turn left
  • Conference Location: Taper Hall of Humanities (THH) on Trousdale Parkway just south of 34thSt.