The Security and Political Economy (SPEC) Lab, based in the University of Southern California, conducts interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research on issues at the intersection of climate change, security, and economic development. These research projects provide opportunities for undergraduate students to develop data science and other research skills and apply them directly to the policy challenges facing national governments and international institutions.


Professor Markowitz's book, The Perils of Plenty, is now available.


 - April 30th, 2020