USC Price School of Public Policy

Nicolas Duquette


Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

PhD in Economics

University of Michigan


Nonprofit economics, public finance, economic history

Biographical sketch

Nicolas Duquette is an Assistant Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Duquette’s research uses the tools of economics, politics and history to trace the development and behavior of nonprofit organizations, and he teaches courses in nonprofit management informed by an interdisciplinary perspective. He is currently researching the adaptations of charities to changes in government grants and tax subsidies, with particular focus on the changes brought by the Johnson-era War on Poverty. Duquette and colleague Martha Bailey won the Arthur Cole Prize for the best article in the Journal of Economic History for 2013-2014, for their paper, “How Johnson fought the War on Poverty: The Economics and Politics of Funding at the Office of Economic Opportunity.”