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USC Price School ascends to No. 2 in U.S. News & World Report rankings

I am proud to announce that our school is now ranked as No. 2 among the 282 public affairs schools nationwide in the just-released 2019 U.S. News & World Report for Best Graduate Schools in Public Affairs. This reflects a steady rise in our rankings.

USC Price-NBC Debate: A Conversation with CA’s Gubernatorial Candidates

The University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, in partnership with NBC4 Southern California, is honored to host A Conversation with California’s Gubernatorial Candidates. This debate will be broadcast live on NBC4 and, and will be co-moderated by Colleen Williams, NBC4 Anchor, and Conan Nolan, NBC4 Chief Political Reporter and anchor of the political affairs show, News Conference. RSVP online:

Study: Consumer copays frequently exceed cost of common prescriptions

Most consumers – whether insured through their employer, the individual market, or government programs – have set copayments for their prescription drugs, an out-of-pocket expense they pay at the pharmacy counter. An inherent assumption in this framework is that the patient and insurer are sharing the total cost of the drug. A new USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics study finds that this is frequently not the case. In fact, the study found […]

Blending urban planning, art to explore displacement in black communities

Two college professors from Portland, Ore., spoke about their interdisciplinary work meshing urban planning and art to highlight stories of displacement in historically black neighborhoods, during the USC Price Urban Growth Seminar on Feb. 23. The event featured Lisa Bates, a Portland State University associate professor for urban studies and planning, and Sharita Towne, an artist and assistant professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Price introduces Seoul National undergrads to CA’s creative industries

For the first time, the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted a three-day training program to introduce undergraduates from Seoul National University (SNU) to “Creative California.” Through a series of lectures and site visits, students from South Korea’s top university gained first-hand knowledge of creative industries, ranging from film to fine arts to sports.

USC Price School hosts Regional Science Academy Workshop

The USC Price School of Public Policy, the METRANS Transportation Center and the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis hosted a Regional Science Academy Workshop on Feb. 11, organized by Price faculty members Adam Rose and Marlon Boarnet. The academy is an outgrowth of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and is intended to facilitate exchanges of ideas and disseminate knowledge through conferences, workshops, publications and training.

Bay Area Policy Forum addresses housing, gentrification, sustainability

The ninth annual Bay Area Policy Forum was held on Friday, March 2 at The Laundry, an art gallery in San Francisco’s Mission district. The forum convened experts from academia, nonprofits, the public sector and the private sector to discuss the topics of housing and gentrification, as well as the environment and sustainability.

Southers’ keynote at Air Force Academy breaks down extremism myths

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Erroll Southers served as the keynote speaker for the 2018 National Character and Leadership Symposium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, where he educated the cadets about homegrown violent extremism.

As Eisenhower Fellow, alum to research global policies on self-driving cars

Jennifer Cohen MPP ’06, director of government affairs at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, has been named a 2018 Eisenhower Fellow — with plans to visit Singapore and Vietnam in May, then France in the fall, to learn how other countries handle autonomous vehicle technology.

Should banks support positive social outcomes? Kat Taylor shares lessons

Banking is a powerful, publicly endowed system that should serve a public purpose, but hasn’t done so in some time, asserted Beneficial State Bank CEO Kat Taylor during a Feb. 8 speaker series event presented by the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation.