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At NABJ panel, Southers explains extremism, warned of Charlottesville violence

August 21, 2017

Two days before the violence and tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., USC Price Professor Erroll Southers noted in a panel discussion at the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans that the largest white nationalist gathering in a decade was scheduled for that weekend with even more protesters expected to attend. He called it a recipe for disaster. When the events unfolded as Southers had described, the media in attendance remembered.

CPPP releases case study on Detroit’s ‘Grand Bargain,’ bold philanthropic leadership

August 15, 2017

The USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy has released a case study, Detroit’s Grand Bargain: Philanthropy as a Catalyst for a Brighter Future, describing the uncommon role that philanthropy played in resolving Detroit’s bankruptcy crisis in 2013. The case focuses on how foundations leveraged their dollars, networks and reputations to set the city on a course for a brighter future, offering lessons for bold philanthropic leadership.

Summer Scholars Program exposes international students to policy studies in US

August 8, 2017

Five students made their first visit to the United States to take part in the International Summer Scholars Program, a new offering from the Office of Global Engagement at the USC Price School of Public Policy, designed to introduce foreign students to graduate-level policy coursework in the U.S.

Economist features a review of Currid-Halkett’s new book

August 5, 2017

The Economist featured a review of the book ‘The Sum of Small Things’ by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of the USC Price School. Currid-Halkett argues that instead of focusing on “conspicuous consumption,” the new cultural elite want to be seen as the “aspirational class.” Currid-Halkett’s book explores how poorer people devote a higher share of their spending to conspicuous choices, while the wealthy devote more of their spending to services and experiences, such as education for their children or world travel, rather than goods.

The Economist reviews Professor Currid-Halkett’s latest book ‘The Sum of Small Things’

August 5, 2017

The Economist featured a review of the book ‘The Sum of Small Things’ by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of the USC Price School. Currid-Halkett argues that instead of focusing on “conspicuous consumption,” the new cultural elite want to be seen as the “aspirational class.” Currid-Halkett’s book explores how poorer people devote a higher share of their spending to conspicuous choices, while the wealthy devote more of their spending to services and experiences, such as education for their children or world travel, rather than goods.

Painter connects with Colombia’s social innovation pioneers, explores collaboration

August 3, 2017

When Professor Gary Painter, director of the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, heard about a university in Colombia with more than a hundred thousand students committed to social-impact work, he had to see it in person. Painter spent a week in June visiting Bogota to better understand the unique learning model at UNIMINUTO, which in just over 25 years since its founding by a Catholic priest, has grown to 85 campuses across the South American country.

Suro authors Politico op-ed on immigration policy

August 3, 2017

Politico published an op-ed by Roberto Suro, USC Price professor and director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, on immigration policy. Suro writes, “My objections start with the depiction of immigrants, ‘tired … poor … wretched refuse … the homeless, tempest-tost.’ That description applies to some refugees for sure, but not to most immigrants. They are adventurers who get up and go when times are tough or take off just because they think can get a better deal somewhere else. They are rarely the poorest of the poor because it takes resources to migrate.”

Kim’s book ‘Sidewalk City’ earns International Convention of Asia Scholars accolade

August 2, 2017

The book Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City, written by USC Price School of Public Policy Associate Professor Annette Kim and published by the University of Chicago Press, was recently named the recipient of the “Publisher’s Accolade for Outstanding Production Value” by the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS).

New Global MPP brings together diverse cohort, expands views on shared challenges

August 2, 2017

Professionals from around the world seeking a global and comparative perspective on policy challenges in today’s interconnected society spent a week at USC in June, as part an L.A. residency program that officially marked the start of the new Master of Global Public Policy — an innovative joint degree with the USC Price School of Public Policy and Hong Kong University.

Sood’s study chronicles why patients unlikely to shop around for doctors

August 1, 2017

NPR Louisville affiliate WFPL-FM featured a new study by Neeraj Sood of the USC Schaeffer Center and colleagues on why patients are unlikely to price shop for doctors or medical treatments. “Despite the many state and private interventions to improve price transparency, few respondents in our study were aware of external resources they could use to obtain prices for different providers,” the researchers wrote.

Price faculty Adam Rose, Dan Wei awarded Sir Richard Stone Best Article Prize

July 31, 2017

CREATE Affiliates and USC Price School of Public Policy research professors Adam Rose and Dan Wei recently received the Sir Richard Stone Prize for their article, “Estimating the Economic Consequences of a Port Shutdown: The Special Role of Resilience,” published in the journal Economic Systems Research in 2013. ESR is the official journal of the International Input-Output Association, which awarded the Prize.