USC Price School of Public Policy


Dollinger MRED students win 20th NAIOP USC versus UCLA Real Estate Challenge

November 22, 2017

USC Price School of Public Policy Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development students Christopher Kovel, Cutter MacLeod, Lindsey Mills, Leah Mogabgab and Walker Wood took home the coveted Silver Shovel award in the 2017 NAIOP SoCal USC vs. UCLA Real Estate Challenge, held on Nov. 16.

Faculty Research Update: November 2017

November 22, 2017

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research. Publications Zhang, Xinke; Haviland, Amelia; Mehrotra, Ateev; Huckfeldt, Peter; Wagner, Zachary; Sood, Neeraj. (2017) “Does Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Encourage Price Shopping?” Health Services Research 10.1111/1475-6773.12784 Julie Zissimopoulos, Barbara Blaylock, Dana Goldman, John Rowe. (2017) “Raising the Social Security Entitlement Age: Implications for the Productive Activities of Older Adults” Research on Aging, 39(1): […]

Jeffe on health care, highly partisan constituents

November 16, 2017

Fox & Hounds Daily published an editorial by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, of the USC Price School, and Doug Jeffe on how politicians must address health care among highly partisan constituents.

Green cited on continued rise of CA rents

November 13, 2017

Curbed LA cited research by Richard Green, Director of the USC Lusk Center, that suggests California rents will continue to rise over the next two years.

Green on GOP tax reform, homeownership

November 10, 2017

The San Francisco Chroniclequoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on how the GOP tax reform bills might influence homeownership trends in California.

Jeffe on national importance of CA elections

November 10, 2017

The The New York Times “California Today” quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the national attention Californian elections will capture next year.

Moore suggests lowering bus fares to improve Metro ridership

November 10, 2017

The Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by James Moore of the USC Price school on how the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority can address declining ridership on the county’s public transit lines. “If we expand and improve [bus service], and reduce fares, transit ridership will increase again, quickly, better serving the low-income riders Metro has been mostly ignoring,” he wrote.

Price study on Expo Line’s traffic impact wins planning journal’s best paper award

November 10, 2017

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Genevieve Giuliano and two recent Ph.D. students were awarded the 2017 Chester Rapkin Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) for their work analyzing the LA Metro Expo Line’s impact on transit ridership and traffic. The annual award is given in recognition of the best paper in the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER).

What’s next for climate change policy? Price faculty examine global, local implications

November 10, 2017

Coinciding with Campus Sustainability Month on college campuses across the nation, the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted an Environmental Policy Forum on Oct. 24. Dean Jack H. Knott led a discussion with four Price School faculty members – Antonio Bento, Hilda Blanco, Dan Mazmanian and Adam Rose – whose research expertise spans a broad range of topics within the field.

New Career Services programs focus on cross-campus partnerships

November 10, 2017

The USC Price School of Public Policy’s Office of Career Services, led by Director Valerie Savior and Assistant Director Allyson Dhindsa, have launched several new career development programs, including a series of workshops on best practices for cover letters, resumes, internships, networking, the elevator pitch, job search strategies and more. These efforts are tailored to improve upon what is already a great success: currently, 92 percent of USC Price School alumni secure full-time employment or acceptance into graduate school within six months of graduation.

Washington panel examines policy approaches to opioid crisis

November 9, 2017

The USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy convened an expert panel in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 3 to address “Policy Approaches to the Opioid Crisis.” Policies that are multifaceted with a complex implementation are required to put a dent in the nation’s unprecedented opioid epidemic, according to the panel, which featured Sir Angus Deaton, Nobel laureate and USC Presidential Professor, Congresswoman Ann McClane Kuster and Harvard’s Bertha Madras.

ACSP Q&A: A Closer Look with Genevieve Giuliano

November 7, 2017

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) featured Genevieve Giuliano, USC Price professor and director of the METRANS Transportation Center, in a Q&A about her 2017 Chester Rapkin Award for the Best Paper in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

ACSP Q&A: A Closer Look with Sandip Chakrabarti

November 7, 2017

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) featured Sandip Chakrabarti, a graduate of USC Price’s Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development program, in a Q&A about the 2017 Chester Rapkin Award for the Best Paper in the Journal of Planning Education and Research, which he received with co-authors Genevieve Giuliano and Mohja Rhoads. Chakrabarti is an Assistant Professor in the Public Systems Group at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India.

Jeffe discusses CA resistance to Trump

November 7, 2017

Agence France Presse quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why California is leading the resistance against President Donald Trump’s far-right policies.