USC Price School of Public Policy

Elizabeth Graddy


Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy
USC Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

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

Professor Graddy’s expertise is in institutional economics, public and nonprofit organizations, and public policy analysis. Her research focuses on the role of private organizations in serving the public interest, how industry and organizational structure affect performance, and how information asymmetry and uncertainty affect institutional design and effectiveness. These interests have led to numerous publications addressing the supply of public services, public-private partnerships, community-based philanthropic organizations, state budgetary processes, liability laws, and regulatory outcomes, and industry structure and performance. Her current work focuses on public-private service delivery outcomes and the development of Asian foundations. Professor Graddy is currently a co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis & Management and on the editorial board of the Policy Studies Journal. She is a past public member and Vice President of the California State Board of Podiatric Medicine. Her Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis is from Carnegie-Mellon University.