Univ of Southern California
University of Southern California
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Kaprielian Hall 300
(213) 740-8335
FAX: (213) 740-8543
Email: econ@college.usc.edu

Chair: Simon J. Wilkie, Ph.D.


Robert R. and Kathryn A. Dockson Chair in Economics and International Relations: Todd Sandler

John Elliott Chair in Economics: M. Hashem Pesaran, Ph.D.

Presidential Professor of Health Economics: Daniel McFadden, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development)

University Professor: Richard A. Easterlin, Ph.D.*

Professors: Dominic James Brewer, Ph.D. (Education); Juan Carrillo, Ph.D.; Robert Dekle, Ph.D.; Gillian Hadfield, Ph.D., J.D. (Law); Cheng Hsiao, Ph.D.; Ayse Imrohoroglu, Ph.D. (Business); Selahattin Imrohoroglu, Ph.D. (Business); Michael J. P. Magill, Ph.D.; John Matsusaka, Ph.D. (Business); Edward J. McCaffery, J.D. (Law); Hyungsik Roger Moon, Ph.D.; Kevin Murphy, Ph.D. (Business); Jeffrey B. Nugent, Ph.D.*; M. Hashem Pesaran, Ph.D.; Vincenzo Quadrini, Ph.D. (Business); Harry W. Richardson, M.A. (Policy, Planning, and Development); Geert Ridder, Ph.D.; John Strauss, Ph.D.; Guofu Tan, Ph.D.; Simon J. Wilkie, Ph.D.; Donald E. Yett, Ph.D.; Fernando Zapatero, Ph.D. (Business)

Associate Professors: Caroline Betts, Ph.D.; Isabelle Brocas, Ph.D.; Harrison Hsueh-Cheng Cheng, Ph.D.; Michael E. DePrano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Giorgio Corcicelli, Ph.D.; Nina Walton, Ph.D. (Law)

Senior Lecturer: Nake Kamrany, Ph.D.*

Emeritus Professor: Richard H. Day, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or college teaching award

Undergraduate Programs

The economics curriculum is oriented toward a general, liberal education. The study of economics requires adequate preparation in mathematics and statistics. The department offers a B.A. degree in economics, a B.A. degree in social sciences, a B.S. in Economics/Mathematics and a minor in economics. Both B.A. degrees require a total of 32 upper division units for the major.

Graduate Programs

The department offers a Master of Arts in Economics, a Master of Arts in Economic Developmental Programming, a Master of Science in Mathematical Finance, dual degrees with the USC Gould School of Law and the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy.