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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 […]

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.

Faculty Research Update: February 2018

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research. Publications Zhengwei Sun, and Ali Abbas (2018). “Pareto optimality and risk sharing in group utility functions” IISE Transactions, January 2018. Jonathan Eyer, and Casey J. Wichman. “Does Water Scarcity Shift the Electricity Generation Mix toward Fossil Fuels Empirical evidence from the United States.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 87 (2018): 224-241. Park, Jiyoung Park, James […]

‘Parties & Partisanship in the Age of Trump’ symposium gathers scholars nationwide at USC Bedrosian Center

For his second symposium as director of the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Political Institutions & Political Economy (PIPE) Collaborative, Price School of Public Policy Professor Jeffery Jenkins brought together scholars nationwide who are interested in the question of partisanship in governance.

Goldman and Lakdawalla’s research shows pharmacy benefit market dominated by few

The Wall Street Journal cited research by Dana Goldman and Darius Lakdawalla of the USC Schaeffer Center that shows three pharmacy benefit managers control two-thirds of the market.

White House advisers cite Schaeffer research in potential drug price reforms

A White House advisory council has issued several recommendations for reining in U.S. prescription drug prices and costs, some of which stem directly from the work of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. The Council of Economic Advisers’ report, “Reforming Biopharmaceutical Pricing at Home and Abroad,” was posted on the White House website Feb. 9. Three papers authored by Dana Goldman, Darius Lakdawalla and Neeraj Sood of the USC Schaeffer Center are prominently cited.

The Schaeffer Center discusses mental health resources at universities

The Orange County Registerpublished a story produced in part by the USC Schaeffer Center’s Center for Health Reporting about mental health resources at universities, including USC. KFI-AM referenced the article.

Ferris joins Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Center advisory board

Jim Ferris, director of the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at USC Price, has been invited to join the Conference Board’s Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Center Advisory Board.

CPPP’s research on collaborative partnerships, restoring damaged neighborhoods cited

The Chronicle of Philanthropy mentioned research by the USC Price School’s Center for Philanthropy and Public Policy in a story about the collaborative partnerships restoring damaged neighborhoods.

USC Price’s Graddy-Reed wins research award for philanthropic impact

How are nonprofits calculating overhead costs, and do these rates impact third party ratings? How do these overhead ratios and ratings impact donations from both individuals and foundations? USC Price Assistant Professor Alexandra Graddy-Reed aims to address these questions as the recipient of the Dugan Research Award for Philanthropic Impact, presented by ARNOVA and Charity Navigator. The award confers a $10,000 grant, the opportunity to present at the ARNOVA annual conference, and access to Charity Navigator’s extensive database.