USC Price School of Public Policy


Officials from 10 European nations visit with SCI experts, share research

February 22, 2017

The USC Price School of Public Policy’s Safe Communities Institute hosted a delegation from 10 European countries on Feb. 16, continuing its efforts to share research and exchange ideas relating to countering violent extremism. The visit – part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program – included officials from Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Slovak Republic and the U.K.

USC announces plans for new hospital

February 15, 2017

USC will begin planning for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art hospital on its Health Sciences Campus, focused on the high-acuity services that are the emphasis of the Keck Medicine of USC medical enterprise. The new facility will incorporate collaborations with allied health professions from the USC Price School of Public Policy and other schools, the story noted.

Kim leads cross-disciplinary USC initiative on race, arts and placemaking

February 15, 2017

Art may not be a traditional tool for urban planners and policymakers. But it’s one of the most important ways for Los Angeles’ communities of color to define urban spaces, according to Annette Kim, associate professor and director of the Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB) at the USC Price School of Public Policy. This belief motivated Kim to seek out colleagues from across the university to create “RAP: Race, Arts, & Placemaking” — an interdisciplinary initiative involving gatherings, courses and symposia, supported by a USC Provost Research Collaboration Fund grant.

Schaeffer, Goldman op-ed explains how CA ‘provides model’ to replace ACA

February 14, 2017

The Sacramento Bee published an op-ed by USC Trustee Leonard D. Schaeffer and Dana Goldman, USC Price professor and director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, on how California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act can provide a model for the rest of the country. “Congress has an opportunity to establish a long-term political legacy with viable health reform legislation in cooperation with the private sector. To make it work, they will need the nation’s health plans as fully committed partners, just as they are in California,” they wrote.

Attack on an airline or airport could cost the economy billions in losses

February 9, 2017

The potential economic losses of the recent deadly attack in the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport could top billions of dollars over the next two years, according to USC terrorism experts. “These attacks instill fear into people and fear has a cost,” said lead author Adam Rose, USC Price School of Public Policy Research Professor and faculty affiliate at CREATE. “The costs begin with a reduction in airline travel, then broaden to a reduction in tourism and then to spillover effects throughout the economy.”

USC Dollinger MRED celebrates 30 years of educating leaders, shaping communities

February 9, 2017

Real estate alumni from the USC Price School of Public Policy gathered on Feb. 1 to celebrate the three-decade legacy of the USC Dollinger MRED program. Dean Jack H. Knott declared that the true measure of a program is the accomplishments of its alumni, and that the program has sent more than 1,200 alumni to positions of leadership in the real estate industry in every major metropolis in the country and around the globe.

Presidential transition: How administration works with government ‘lifers’

February 8, 2017

William Resh of the USC Price School of Public Policy has focused his research on public management with focus on public politics, management of federal executive agencies, and penned a book, Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations in the George W. Bush Administration. USC News asked him to explain the transition process and the impact Trump’s appointees could have on running the government and implementing policy.

Gary Painter’s research first to explore how urban mobility impacts transit use

February 8, 2017

USC Price Professor Gary Painter presented his research findings on the decline in inter- and intra-urban mobility and its impact on passenger travel at a recent METRANS seminar. Painter had long considered how the U.S. is known as a very mobile country compared to other parts of the world, particularly when it comes to immigrants. However, he began to notice that this was no longer the case — as annual internal migration rates that were around 20 percent from 1947 to 1983 had fallen to 13 percent in recent years, and recent immigrants’ mobility fell to the level of the native-born population.

James Shelton of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative speaks on preserving American Dream

February 8, 2017

Is the American dream of upward mobility on life support, as many fear? On January 25, The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy welcomed James H. Shelton, President for Education of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the former Deputy Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, alongside colleagues Deborah Bielak and Devin Murphy of the Bridgespan Group, to share research and insights on overcoming social and economic barriers to success.

McCann’s new book uncovers partisanship when Congress delegates policy to states

February 7, 2017

Ever since she worked for a state-level agency before attending graduate school, USC Price Assistant Professor Pamela McCann has been intrigued by when and why Congress chooses to delegate to the states for implementation of federal policy. In her new book The Federal Design Dilemma: Congress and Intergovernmental Delegation (Cambridge University Press), McCann uncovered the partisanship at play when individual lawmakers determine whether to decentralize to states.

Rose elected President of International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management

February 6, 2017

USC Price School of Public Policy Research Professor Adam Rose was recently elected President of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM). The IDRiM Society is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary research to reduce the risks of man-made, natural, technological disasters and to the implementation of this research.

USC Price School receives $1 million gift to support Diversity Initiative

February 3, 2017

Dear Price Community, I am pleased to announce that the Price School has received a generous gift of $1 million to support our Diversity Initiative. One half of the gift will be used towards an endowment to support the diversity fund for scholarships to underrepresented students and the second half of the gift will be used to support diversity programming throughout the School. While the donors wish to remain anonymous, I can share they are […]

Endowed Chair established at the USC Price Center for Social Innovation

February 3, 2017

Dear Price Community, I am pleased to announce that Price Philanthropies Foundation has pledged a new gift to establish The Price Family Endowed chair in the Price Center for Social Innovation. This generous gift affirms the Price family’s and the Foundation’s deep commitment to the Price School, and their ongoing support of the Center’s mission to address the intractable issues facing our world by developing innovative approaches designed to strengthen and support civil society. The […]