USC Price School of Public Policy


Petraeus with Ren Zhifang, director of the political office 
at the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles
(Photo by David Giannamore)

Petraeus, Consul official discuss China’s economic landscape

April 17, 2015

Retired four-star general and former CIA director David Petraeus was joined by an official from the Chinese Consulate of Los Angeles on April 14 for a roundtable discussion on the significant economic challenges China will face in years ahead.

Price Professor Geraldine Knatz gives insider view on port mergers

April 16, 2015

By Cristy Lytal Throughout the past century, civic leaders have attempted to merge the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, but efforts have always failed. USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Geraldine Knatz – the first woman to serve as executive director of the Port of Los Angeles – examined the forces behind this phenomenon during a seminar presentation titled “Seaport Mergers: Why Not Los Angeles and Long Beach?” Held on March 25 […]

Ross Program diversifies next generation of real estate leaders

April 13, 2015

For more than 20 years, the Ross Minority Program in Real Estate has helped to increase diversity among leaders in the real estate industry with a comprehensive executive training program providing critical skills to women and minorities with an objective of fostering responsible development in underserved communities.

Miller leads workshops in Slovenia on women’s economic impact

April 13, 2015

USC Price School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Jennifer Miller presented two workshops at the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on April 9, addressing the contributions of women in small and medium-sized business enterprises in the United States.

A joint report from USC and UCLA documents the damage 
done to American children who live in the shadow of a 
parent’s unauthorized immigration status. 

Children suffer in shadow of parent’s unauthorized immigration status

April 7, 2015

USC Price Professor and Tomas Rivera Policy Institute Director Roberto Suro was the lead author of a new report, documenting the damage done to American children who live in the shadow of a parent’s unauthorized immigration status, which provides evidence for a new effort to turn back court challenges to President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The joint report from USC and UCLA was released in conjunction with the April 6 filing of a legal brief (Texas et al., v. United States et al.) by educational organizations and children’s rights advocates that support the administration’s position in litigation over the president’s plans to shield millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

Chris Oehsli with Professor Jim Ferris, left 
(All photos by Tom Queally)

Atlantic Philanthropies CEO explains notion of ‘giving while living’

April 3, 2015

A recent trend in philanthropy has people with wealth wanting to see their money make a significant impact while they are alive, rather than leaving behind a foundation as a lasting legacy. At the forefront of this practice is The Atlantic Philanthropies, which will become the largest organization to intentionally shut its doors by giving away all of its money by the end of 2016. The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy hosted Chris Oechsli, president and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies, to discuss the foundation’s plans to accelerate their impact as the life of the foundation comes to an end.

Ginsburg offers effective approach to Medicare payment reform

April 1, 2015

The JAMA Forum, the news site of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, featured an article by USC Price Professor Paul Ginsburg, who is affiliated with the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, titled “Hoping Medicare’s Payment Reform Reach Doesn’t Exceed Its Grasp.” In the article, Ginsburg writes, “Successful Medicare payment reform could transform health care delivery, but missteps could set back meaningful change for the foreseeable future.”

Myers examines future of LA County’s demographics

March 30, 2015

The Los Angeles Daily News quoted Professor Dowell Meyers of the USC Price School on disconnects between public policy based on demographic models using decades-old data and the actual needs of a changing population.

PhD Student Spotlight: Vincent Reina

March 30, 2015

Vincent Reina is a PhD student in Public Policy and Management at the USC Price School of Public Policy. His research interests are primarily in housing and urban development, and his current research focuses on the affordability of rental markets and the effect of government interventions in the housing market on household mobility and welfare. Reina’s extensive professional experience includes interning for Americorps at the “I Have a Dream” Foundation; working at the U.S. Department […]

PhD Student Spotlight: Sandip Chakrabarti

March 30, 2015

Sandip Chakrabarti is a PhD candidate in Urban Planning and Development at the USC Price School of Public Policy. His research interests center on urban transportation planning and policy — in particular, public transit policy and searching for ways to better monitor and manage multi-modal traffic in highly congested cities. Originally from India, Chakrabarti received a master’s degree in city planning from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in ’08 and a bachelor’s degree in […]