Peter Gordon is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy, where he taught and conducted research for 43 years, until his retirement at the end of 2013. Gordon's research interests are in applied urban economics. Gordon and his colleagues have developed various economic impact models which they applied to the study of the effects of infrastructure investments or disruptions from natural events or terrorist attacks. In addition, he continues to be interested in urban structure and how it relates to economic growth along with the associated policy implications. Peter Gordon has published in many urban planning, urban transportation and regional science journals. He is a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International. 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.