USC Price School of Public Policy

Elizabeth Graddy


Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy
Vice Dean

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 312D
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

Phone: (213) 740-0350

Fax: (213) 740-5379

Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis

Carnegie Mellon-University


Institutional economics, governance, nonprofit organizations,industry structure

Biographical sketch

Elizabeth Graddy, Ph.D., teaches courses in quantitative analysis, governance, and business and government. Her research focuses on the private sector role in public service delivery, how industry and organizational structure affect performance, and how information asymmetry and uncertainty affect institutional design and effectiveness. These interests have led to her work on the structure and performance of healthcare, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations. She is currently studying community foundations, public-private alliances providing local public services, and the state regulation of health professions. Professor Graddy’s earlier research focused on products liability outcomes, occupational regulation, the contracting decisions of local governments, and the evolution of new industries.