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USC PhD Alumni Conference

The Department of Economics at USC held its first Ph.D. alumni conference on June 9-10, 2023, under the leadership of Chair Romain Ranciere. The two-day event featured 22 presentations by presenters from 21 different universities worldwide, covering various topics, including Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, International Trade, Macroeconomics, and more. The Keynote speaker was Prof. Rob Metcalfe from USC, who underscored the rising reputation of USC’s Department of Economics, especially in Applied Economics and Environmental Economics, and discussed his research initiatives in collaboration with leading technology companies.

In addition to the presentations, a panel of five alumni discussed their experience in applying economic analysis in industries ranging from automotive to international finance. The conference aimed to strengthen the ties within the economics Ph.D. alumni community and foster collaboration between academia and industry.

You can read more about the conference here.

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