USC Price School of Public Policy


Executive MHA students turn knowledge into impact

January 21, 2015

As the field of health care changes rapidly, students in the Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) program at the USC Price School of Public Policy stand at the forefront — putting their knowledge into practice and striving to improve the overall health of their communities.

From the classroom and beyond, Price alumni advocate for educational equity

January 15, 2015

For a dozen years, Lauren Chianese, David Feinberg and Priti Johari traveled remarkably similar courses from different parts of the country. From their varied experiences, they drew identical conclusions about education and equity. Last year, their paths finally crossed when the three were brought together as participants in the Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) Public Leadership Fellows program.

Myers: Millennials are not boosting housing demand

January 7, 2015

The New York Times quoted Professor Dowell Myers of the USC Price School about a lack of younger, first-time homebuyers. The story noted the Obama administration has consulted Myers on the problem. Los Angeles Times also quoted Myers on the housing issue.

USC Price Associate Dean Carol Rush meets with faculty 
at Yonsei University in Seoul.

USC Price signs global pact with Korea’s oldest private university

January 7, 2015

The USC Price School of Public Policy has expanded its borders by establishing a new partnership with Seoul’s Yonsei University – the oldest private university in Korea – aimed at facilitating academic and student collaboration in the fields of public policy and urban planning. Under the recently signed agreement with Yonsei’s Department of Public Administration, the two institutions plan to create new opportunities for engagement through educational programs, professional training and scholarly research.

Green, Choi examine income inequality in urban communities

January 6, 2015

The Atlantic‘s CityLab featured a study by Richard Green, USC Price professor and director of the Lusk Center for Real Estate, and Price PhD student Jung Hyun Choi analyzing income inequality in major metro areas. They found that higher levels of inequality are linked with negative labor market conditions, better-educated populations and greater industrial specialization. Areas with unionization are associated with reduced income inequality.

Aguila researches relationship between income, health

December 22, 2014

MyNewsLA covered research by USC Price Assistant Professor Emma Aguila and co-authors, finding that extra income can significantly improve the overall health, particularly in memory and lung function, of elderly populations in developing countries. Researchers studied two cities in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and provided one population a monthly stipend and the other population no extra income; the population with extra income showed marked health improvements after six months.

The study compared 2,474 residents in two Mexican cities. 
(Photo by Robert Valencia)

Study: Extra income boosts health of elderly in developing countries

December 22, 2014

Boosting the incomes of poor, elderly residents in developing countries can significantly improve their health and well-being, particularly in lung function and memory, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USC Price School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Emma Aguila co-authored the study.

USC Schwarzenegger Institute hosts US-China Green Innovators Forum

December 19, 2014

The USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy partnered with the R20 Regions of Climate Action on Dec. 17 to host dozens of China’s CEOs and business leaders focused on growing their business while addressing climate change and environmental protection. The event was a follow up to September’s Climate Summit hosted by the Schwarzenegger Institute, R20 and the California Air Resources Board in Sacramento, led by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and current Gov. Jerry Brown.

Lusk Center report forecasts 4 percent jump in LA rents

December 15, 2014

The Los Angeles Times cited research by the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate finding that the Southern California housing market can expect annual rent growth of about 4 percent over the next couple years.

Bostic’s study on gentrification cited in The Atlantic

December 15, 2014

The Atlantic’s “CityLab” cited a study by USC Price Professor Raphael Bostic on gentrification. The study, published in the journal Urban Studies in 2003 with colleague Richard Martin, identified gentrified neighborhoods based on median incomes.
Tags: Real Estate, Housing, Demographics, Communities