USC Price School of Public Policy

Archive for August, 2013

Can Hospital Report Cards Affect Consumer’s Learning of Hospital Quality? An Evaluation of The Impact of Florida Hospital Report Cards on Acute Myocardial Infarction Patient Admission Patterns

Kingsley Vertenten on changing political party affiliations

The Huffington Post interviewed Professor Dora Kingsley Vertenten of the USC Price School about the characteristics of individuals who have publicly changed their political party affiliations, as she did.

Price Ph.D student discusses LA gentrification on KPCC-FM

KPCC-FM interviewed USC Price School Ph.D. student Sarah Mawhorter about the gentrification of Boyle Heights and other small towns around Los Angeles.

Myers’ research predicts influx of immigrants in workforce

The Los Angeles Times highlighted research by Professor Dowell Myers of the USC Price School and John Pitkin of USC’s Population Dynamics Research Group that finds immigrants, their children and their grandchildren will account for more than 50 percent of the workforce in California in the next 20 years.

LA Times quotes Moore on “Hyperloop” transit proposal

Los Angeles Times quoted Professor James Moore about Elon Musk’s “Hyperloop” proposal.

Painter weighs in on home buyers’ current expectations

Fox Business quoted Gary Painter, USC Price professor and director of research at the Lusk Center for Real Estate, about home buyers’ current expectations when it comes to the real estate market

Schuetz discusses opening Wal-Mart LA’s Chinatown amid protests

KPCC-FM quoted Assistant Professor Jenny Schuetz of the USC Price School about Wal-Mart opening up a neighborhood supermarket in L.A.’s Chinatown, despite large protests from local activists.

Huesch: Health sites pass on search information to third parties

Independent Online (South Africa) featured research by Assistant Professor Marco Huesch of the USC Price School finding that seven out of 20 popular health sites passed on search information to third parties. Using free privacy tools, Huesch picked up hidden traffic to other sites. “The Internet has allowed us to access lots of free content, but as the saying goes, ‘If you’re not a paying customer for a website, then you’re the product,'” Huesch said.

Green examines current real estate market landscape

KPCC-FM interviewed Richard Green, USC Price professor and director of the Lusk Center for Real Estate, about the current state of the real estate market in California. FOX News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV also covered the story.