USC Price School of Public Policy


The cost-benefits analysis compares three treatment 
options to the current approach.

Treating 5% of hepatitis C patients with new drugs reduces cost, infections

October 6, 2015

Treating 5 percent of all hepatitis C patients with the latest drugs would be more effective at reducing infections and health care costs than the current approach, a new study shows.

The cost-benefits analysis by researchers from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, including Price Professor Dana Goldman, and other institutions compares three treatment options to the current approach, or “baseline” scenario, which treats patients in the most advanced stages of the disease when they may need a costly liver transplant.

Health policy expert Ginsburg weighs in on insurance mergers at Senate hearing

October 1, 2015

USC health policy expert Paul Ginsburg, testifying before a U.S. Senate panel on Sept. 22, said that health insurance mega-mergers such as those sought by Aetna and Anthem are extremely complex, difficult to analyze and could cost consumers. Ginsburg spoke before lawmakers from the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights.

USC Price signs MOU with Universidad de los Andes in Colombia

September 28, 2015

The USC Price School of Public Policy is expanding its global presence into Colombia through a new partnership with Bogota’s Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government at the Universidad de los Andes. The recently signed agreement facilitates academic and research collaboration in the fields of public policy and urban planning at the two schools.

Price researchers win planning journal’s best paper award for school walkability study

September 25, 2015

By Matthew Kredell Conventional wisdom on what prevents people from walking in their own neighborhoods holds that the city streets are not attractive, sidewalks are damaged, there aren’t enough open spaces and parks, and the appearance of the built environment isn’t appealing. USC Price School of Public Policy professor of urban and regional planning Tridib Banerjee and Adjunct Associate Professor Deepak Bahl, along with PhD graduate Jung A Uhm, offered a different perspective in an […]

Krieger highlights role of Detroit mural in city’s history

September 24, 2015

Inside Higher Ed featured Professor Martin Krieger of the USC Price School, who discussed a mural by Diego Rivera that highlights the history of Detroit. The mural, commissioned by Edsel Ford in the 1930s, details the manufacturing process of the auto industry as the collaboration of managers, engineers and workers.

Lakdawalla focuses on drug price controls in NY Times op-ed

September 23, 2015

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Darius Lakdawalla of the USC Schaeffer Center about how drug price controls could end up costing patients their health. He wrote that artificial price controls would stifle innovation: “On balance, America would lose more in the form of premature mortality from price controls than it would gain in lower spending.”

Story highlights Jane Pisano’s leadership to start USC Good Neighbor Campaign

September 18, 2015

Los Angeles Magazine featured Roberta Diaz Brinton of the USC School of Pharmacy, who spoke at a luncheon celebrating Los Angeles’ L.A. Woman issue. Brinton was 2014’s People’s Choice Award winner for the issue; she said she was inspired by another Trojan, Jane Pisano of the USC Price School. “She looked around the neighborhood of USC and said, there’s gold there,” said Brinton. “She was the one who created the Good Neighbors policy/strategy at USC. I looked at her and how she was able to be a transformative leader and be happy.”

Price School unveils new bachelor’s degree in real estate development

September 15, 2015

Building on its 30-year commitment to real estate education, the USC Price School of Public Policy has launched a new Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development degree program. The program has a unique focus on urban context — engaging students to understand not only the finance and investment facets of the field, but also the impact that real estate development has on communities.

Suro writes on immigration reform in NY times op-ed

September 15, 2015

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Roberto Suro, USC Price professor and director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, about the role of immigration in upcoming presidential debates. “States blue and red are going their own way on all these issues, often in conflict with one another and sometimes in conflict with Washington,” Suro wrote. “So why not let states decide how the foreign-born get to belong?”

Ramcharan on excessive risk-taking in auto market

September 15, 2015

The Wall Street Journal quoted Rodney Ramcharan, USC Price associate professor and director of research at the Lusk Center for Real Estate, about excessive risk-taking in the auto market.

Sloane, colleagues win planning journal’s most innovative paper award

September 11, 2015

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor David Sloane and PhD alumni Ellen Shiau and Bryce Lowery won an award for co-authoring the most innovative paper to appear in the academic journal Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design for 2014. The paper is titled “The Prospects and Problems of Integrating Sketch Maps with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Understand Environmental Perception: A Case Study of Mapping Youth Fear in Los Angeles Gang Neighborhoods.”