Richard A. Easterlin

Expert in the economics of happiness, economic demography and social impacts of economic growth
  • USC University Professor
  • Professor Emeritus of Economics
  • USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
Office: (213) 740-6993


  • demographic and population trends
  • the baby boom generation
  • values and happiness
  • economic history
  • economic demography

Additional Information

  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences Author of Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare(1987) andGrowth Triumphant: The 21st Century in Historical Perspective(1996)
  • Co-author of The Fertility Revolution: A Supply-Demand Analysis(1985)