USC Price School of Public Policy

T.J. McCarthy

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 220
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

Phone: (213) 740-6880

Ph.D. in Economics

University of California, Davis


Labor economics, health economics, economics of education, public economics, program evaluation

Biographical sketch

T.J. McCarthy is an Associate Professor (Teaching) in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. His primary interests are in applied microeconomics, particularly labor, health and public economics. His research within the field of economics has focused on the effects of education and military service on individuals’ marital prospects and long-term health, and he has collaborated on interdisciplinary work with researchers at the UC Davis Medical Center, USC Keck School of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on a variety of topics ranging from breast cancer risk reduction to the use of antibiotics in treating children with ear infections. McCarthy teaches courses in microeconomics, public finance, cost-benefit analysis, and applied econometrics.