María Prados

Senior Economist, Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California

María José Prados is a Senior Economist at the University of Southern California's Center for Economic and Social Research. She was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and a RCMAR Scholar for the Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center at USC. Prados received her PhD in Economics from Columbia University.

Her research focuses primarily on inequality and life cycle dynamics. One area of her work is about gender inequalities in the labor market. In other work, she has studied how early childhood interventions, education and health policies affect the lifecycle evolution of health disparities and earnings inequality. She is currently working on understanding the behavioral factors behind heterogeneity in retirement readiness.

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CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey