USC Price School of Public Policy


USC’s latest Fulbright Student Grant recipients take their educations global

May 17, 2018

Fourteen exceptional USC students and recent graduates have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Grants, awarded for academic achievement and commitment to cultural engagement. Among them is Rachel Udabe ’18, who graduated May 11 with a bachelor of science in public policy from the USC Price School of Public Policy, a bachelor of arts in political science from USC Dornsife and a minor in education and society from USC Rossier. Interested in Eastern versus Western education systems, she will serve as an English teaching assistant in Taiwan and plans to enter education policy.

Price’s Geffner teaches ‘leadership as improvisation’ at USC Women’s Conference

May 17, 2018

What do actors and business leaders have in common? They both need to improvise, according to Carol J. Geffner, director of the Executive Master of Leadership (EML) program at the USC Price School of Public Policy. To teach this essential skill, Geffner led a “Leadership as Improvisation” workshop at the 2018 USC Women’s Conference.

Green analyzes the relationship between highly educated people and housing costs

May 9, 2018

The Atlantic’s “CityLab” highlighted a working paper by Richard Green, Director of the USC Lusk Center, and colleagues on how the rise of more educated people with higher incomes in metropolitan areas has increased housing costs that predominantly affect the less educated. Although Green found that a higher number of college graduates in an area raises incomes for everyone, a 1 percent increase in college grads leads to a roughly 2.5 percent increase in the cost of rent.

Are all cities fundamentally the same? Expert scholars debate urban theory at Price seminar

May 6, 2018

Urban theory is somewhat of a theory of everything when it comes to cities. Current theoretical frameworks can be used to understand the nature of all cities around the world, argued Allen J. Scott and Michael Storper in a seminar offered by the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis (DUPSA). This assertion comes as a direct challenge to much new writing and thinking on cities today.

Op-ed by Trish, Goldman questions CA healthcare pricing bill

May 3, 2018

The Sacramento Bee published an op-ed by Erin Trish and Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center on why imposing health payment rate is “dangerous and misguided.” According to Trish and Goldman, setting prices can have a negative impact on quality, access and innovation. “Californians deserve a high-value health care system. With targeted assistance from the state, markets can deliver just that. As satisfying as universal price regulation might seem, it could easily burn down the entire house,” they wrote.

Myers’ study on media influence, perceptions of demographic trends cited

May 2, 2018

Vox highlighted a study by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School and Morris Levy of the USC Dornsife College on how the media’s characterizations of demographic trends impacts people’s response to the information. Myers and Levy found that when media narratives “take a narrow view of whitness,” or 100 percent Europeans in the population, this causes higher levels of fear and anxiety.

USC Price leading the conversation: Making schools safe

May 1, 2018

Students and educators across the U.S. are leading a movement to stop school violence. This comes at a time when mass casualty attacks are occurring at schools around the country. At the USC Price School, the Safe Communities Institute is rallying experts, students and educators from around the country who want to protect our schools. On October 24, 2018, during Safe Schools Week, SCI will host experts and relevant stakeholders for the USC National Safe Schools Summit.

Faculty Research Update: April 2018

April 30, 2018

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research. Publications Alice Chen, Anthony T. Lo Sasso, Michael R. Richards (2018). “Supply‐side effects from public insurance expansions: Evidence from physician labor markets” Health Economics, Volume 27, Issue 4, DOI:10.1002/hec.3625 Alice Chen, Dana Goldman (2018). “Productivity Benefits of Medical Care: Evidence from US-Based Randomized Clinical Trials” Value in Health DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2018.01.009 Hue-Tam Webb Jamme, Deepak […]