Faculty and Research
The University of Southern California is one of the nation’s premier research universities, creating solutions to some of societies most pressing challenges. The USC Price School is a renowned contributor to the university’s reputation of excellence. Much of the school’s interdisciplinary research is conducted in centers and institutes that concentrate on specific areas of policy-related inquiry.
- The Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise
- Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy
- Center for Health Financing, Policy and Management
- Center for Sustainable Cities
- Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
- Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy
- Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
- Lusk Center for Real Estate, within which is housed the Casden Forecast
- METRANS, a two-university transportation research center
- CREATE, the country’s first Homeland Security Center of Excellence
- Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, the nation’s premier Latino think tank
- Center for Economic Development and the Population Dynamics Research Group
Price School faculty are distinguished scholars and professionals who share a deep and abiding commitment to research and teaching. Their diverse academic backgrounds include economics, international relations, urban planning, organizational behavior, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, public policy, sociology, and social ethics.
In addition to producing theoretical and applied research, many faculty members serve on the boards of leading academic journals and major public and nonprofit organizations. In all their work, they contribute to both the store of knowledge in their respective disciplines and to the formation of the next generation of civic and community leaders.
USC is the oldest private research university in the American West and one of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities. Faculty and students collaborate on a wide range of research projects that directly affect Southern California, the nation, and the world. Students have the opportunity to serve as research assistants or assist faculty with individual research projects.