John Strauss

Expert in the economics of international development, including household decisions and factors affecting standard of living

Professor of Economics
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • economic development
  • economic policy
  • living standards
  • family and household economics
  • food aid
  • life expectancy
  • gender and wages
  • links between health and income
  • education and nutrition
  • productivity and poverty
  • agricultural households

Additional Information

  • Editor-in-Chief, Economic Development and Cultural Change (2003 to present)
  • Director, Institute of Economic Policy Research
  • Senior Fellow, Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development
  • Co-author of Indonesian Living Standards Before and After the Financial Crisis (2004)

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