USC Price School of Public Policy


Where patients get prescription opioids: It’s not where you might think

January 17, 2018

Legislatures and hospitals around the country have tightened emergency room prescribing guidelines for opioids to curb the addiction epidemic, but a new USC study shows that approach diverts attention from the main sources of prescription painkillers. Overall opioid prescribing skyrocketed 471 percent from 1996 to 2012, according to the study by USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Price School alumna Sarah Axeen PhD ’16, an assistant professor at Keck, led the study.

Disruptive technology, growth opportunities among themes of CED manufacturing conference

January 16, 2018

Following a gradual erosion of manufacturing jobs over the past decade, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal) Bi-Annual Meeting – hosted Nov. 14 by the Price School – USC Center for Economic Development (CED) – brought together representatives of the region’s leading aerospace companies to discuss how they could manufacture a better future for aerospace and defense.

Green on tax reform, home buying

January 12, 2018

The Orange County Register quoted Richard Green, Director of the USC Lusk Center, about whether the new federal tax code will impact home buying in California for those that can afford a mortgage more than $750,000.

Jeffe analyzes recent GOP retirements

January 11, 2018

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how the retirement of GOP representatives may help and hurt the Democrats’ chances of flipping those seats in the midterm elections.

Giuliano honored for scholarly contributions to regional science

January 11, 2018

Professor Genevieve Giuliano was named the 2017 recipient of the Walter Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement from the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). Giuliano – who directs the METRANS Transportation Center – has dedicated her academic career to studying Los Angeles and many other metropolitan regions around the world.

Jeffe on CA, Trump policy schism

January 10, 2018

Financial Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the schism between President Donald Trump and California’s policies.

Talley: ‘Emerging cognitive technologies can spur better mission performance’

January 8, 2018

Lieutenant General (Retired) Jeffrey W. Talley, Professor of Practice in the USC Price School of Public Policy and the Viterbi School of Engineering, recently published an article titled, “Cognitive Readiness: The Future for Success?” published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government. “Cognitive readiness is the application of cognitive analytics powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to provide a situational understanding or common operating picture (COP) of the readiness of an organization (i.e., people, training, equipment),” Talley explains.

Once a foster youth, Carmen Noyola succeeds as student and single mom

January 8, 2018

USC News featured Price MPL progressive degree student Carmen Noyola as one of their standout USC students of 2017. She has a lot on her plate as a 20-something single mom who is pursuing her degree, but Noyola believes the sacrifices will be worth it for herself, her son, and the people she hopes to help in her chosen career. “I want (my son) to think, ‘My mom did her best.’ I want him to be proud of me,” she says.

USC Price panel examines blurred lines separating free speech, hate speech

January 8, 2018

Professor LaVonna Lewis led a timely panel discussion on the blurred lines between free speech and hate speech, as part of the USC Price School’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. The panel featured: Antonette Cordero, chief of the Division of Legal Affairs for the California Department of Justice; Camille Rich, a USC associate provost and Gould Law professor; and Maurice Hudson, an adjunct lecturer at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and former New York City Assistant Corporation Counsel.

Currid-Halkett co-curates World Economic Forum ‘Transformation Map’ visualizing global consumer landscape

January 8, 2018

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett applied her research on the American consumer economy into the World Economic Forum Transformation Map, which has just been released to the public for the first time. Presenting insights written by experts along with machine-curated content, transformation maps allow users to visualize and understand more than 120 topics and the connections and inter-dependencies between them, helping in turn to support more informed decision-making by leaders.

Painter, coauthor preview new book on social impact of ‘pay-for-success’ initiatives

January 8, 2018

“Pay for success” has emerged in recent years as an innovative way for governments to fund social-service programs without having to provide up-front funding or compensation for services that don’t achieve the desired outcomes. The USC Price Center for Social Innovation hosted a seminar with Professor Gary Painter and Kim Bailey of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, who previewed their new book, Payment by Results and Social Impact Bonds: Outcome-based payment systems in the UK and US.

Price alumna La Mikia Castillo wins Better L.A. Contest

January 7, 2018

The Los Angeles Sentinel highlighted La Mikia Castillo, MPP, MPL ’12, who recently won the Taste of Soul-Hyundai Better L.A. Contest, in recognition of her commitment to make the city a better place to live; she shared the honor with her husband, Daniel. The story noted Castillo’s passion for shaping the foster care system, and that she currently serves as national organizing director for the National Foster Youth Institute. The article also mentioned that Castillo is an adjunct faculty member at USC Price, teaching urban planning and social innovation.