- Mercatus Center Affiliated Senior Scholar
- Professor of Real Estate Economics and Public Policy, University of Southern California
Peter Gordon is an affiliated senior scholar at the Mercatus Center and a Professor in the University of California's School of Policy, Planning and Development.
He is also attached to USC’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE).
Dr. Gordon and his colleagues have developed various economic impact models which they apply to the study of the effects of infrastructure investments or disruptions from natural events or terrorist attacks.
Recent work involves the modeling and study of economic impacts. Some of this is reproduced in "The Economics Impacts of Terrorist Attacks" (Edward Elgar 2005, co-edited with Harry W. Richardson and James E. Moore II) and "The Economic Costs and Consequences of Economic Terrorism" (Edward Elgar, 2007, co-edited with Harry W. Richardson and James E. Moore II).
Gordon's other research interests are in applied urban economics. He has recently written on the problems of the "sprawl" debate. Gordon is also interested in cities and institutions. He is co-editor (with David Beito and Alexander Tabarrok) of "The Voluntary City" (The University of Michigan Press, 2002).
Peter Gordon has published in most of the major urban planning, urban transportation and urban economics journals. His recent papers are at www-rcf.usc.edu/~pgordon. He has consulted for local, state and federal agencies, the World Bank, the United Nations and many private groups. Gordon received the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971.