Julie Zissimopoulos, PhD

Director, Research Training Program, USC Schaeffer Center
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs, USC Price School of Public Policy
Associate Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy

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Julie M. Zissimopoulos is associate professor in the USC Price School of Public Policy. She serves as vice dean of Academic Affairs at the Price School and is director of Research Training Program at the USC Schaeffer Center. She is also co-director of USC’s Resource Center for Minority Aging Research, funded by the National Institute on Aging, and a network associate of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society. She was previously a senior economist at the RAND Corporation.

She specializes in the economics of aging. Topics of special interest are savings and wealth, work at middle and older ages, financial and non-financial support between generations of family members and medical expenditures. Zissimopoulos’ research sponsors have included the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration.

She is a frequent speaker on the economics of aging and her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, on California Public Radio, PBS Newshour and other media. Zissimopoulos received her BA summa cum laude from Boston College, her MA degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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