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.

Understanding American Study

The USC Understanding America Study (UAS) is creating an in-depth portrayal of the people in the U.S.--their daily lives and their opinions. This 2,000+ Internet panel is yielding insights and information of significant value to policy makers, goverment agencies, non-profit organizations, opinion pollsters, social science researchers, corporations and more. More

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CESR announces its forthcoming conference in Singapore, Frontiers of Behavioral Economics: Choice and Wellbeing in the Asia Pacific in June 2015. See our event site for details!

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Events

April 20, 2015Life-Cycle Consumption Patterns at Older Ages in the US and UK

April 23, 2015The Play’s the Thing: What Students Learn from Live Theater