Dowell Myers

The University of Southern California, Professor of Urban Planning and Demography


Dowell Myers is a professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is an urban demographer specializing in housing who integrates demographic and economic data from censuses, surveys, opinion polls, and projections. Myers has directed a series of projections on the changing generational futures of the United States and California. These highlight the surging number of seniors, the slackening growth of middle-aged consumers, the rising millennials, and the growing contributions of immigrant generations. Myers recently completed a major study (with John Pitkin) for the Mortgage Bankers Association of the growing immigrant contribution in the housing market. He also is the co-author of “Aging Baby Boomers and the Generational Housing Bubble” and “Demographic Forces and Turning Points in the American City.” Myers holds graduate degrees from UC-Berkeley and M.I.T.His website can be found at www-bcf.usc.edu/~dowell/home.html.