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USC economics prof saves horses

In her professional portrait at the University of Southern California, economist Caroline Betts looks every inch the polished academic. A keen intelligence seems to radiate from her level gaze; and, it’s not hard to imagine this woman earning her doctoral degree in economics from the University of British Columbia, and the years of research and grueling publishing cycle to follow. What can’t be guessed at by examining her academic credentials and course schedule is a different passion, which exists in a part of her life far from air-conditioned lecture halls and international macroeconomics. It is at hot, dusty horse auctions […]