candace pearson
Center for Economic and Social Research
Housed within the USC Dornsife School, CESR draws together imaginative thinkers to address issues of economic and health disparities and social inequality.

Mindful Research. Human Impact.
Welcome to a Changing World.

The Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) is dedicated to discovering how people around the globe live, think, interact, age, invest, and make important, life-changing decisions. Our in-depth research and analysis are deepening the understanding of human behavior in a wide range of economic and social contexts.

Our ultimate goal: to improve social welfare by informing and influencing decision-making in the public and private sectors. Along the way, we are leading a creative revolution in how scientists conduct social science and economic research through the use of innovative technology. Tomorrow is here, today.