Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 222
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Phone: (213) 821-2838
Ph.D. in Public Policy
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Public economics, philanthropy, nonprofits and social innovation, science and innovation policy
Alexandra Graddy-Reed is an Assistant Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Graddy-Reed’s research is focused on the evolving strategies of grantmakers to be more outcome and impact minded. Grounded in theories of public economics, institutional change, and innovation production, her current research involves evaluating the effect of competition between grantmakers on outcomes to assess if it promotes or deters innovation. Graddy-Reed teaches courses on the theories and policies of nonprofits and social innovation.