At CESR, our scientists, colleagues and staff pursue compelling, data-driven research in the social sciences and economics that further understanding, policy making and quality of life. In broad terms, our significant areas of interest include:
Recent Finding

Housing insecurity affects students at all levels, from our undergrads to those in the medical school-Findings from 2018 USC Survey on Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education

​CESR Researchers are working on a number of initiatives in LA County, and are seeking funding to build an "LA Observatory." This program will combine survey data, stakeholder interviews and analysis to get at what affects residents of LA County, from health food choices, pollution, gentrification, homelessness, traffic, and politics.

Our partners include USC's Eliminating Homelessness Initiative, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, USC Dornsife Office of the Dean, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, The City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office. 

Recent projects include: