USC Price School of Public Policy


Reina wins best Ph.D. dissertation award in public policy, management field

September 28, 2016

The Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM) announced that Vincent Reina of the USC Price School of Public Policy has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation. His dissertation, “The Impact of Mobility and Government Subsidies on Household Welfare and Rents,” examines the behavior of landlords who provide affordable housing and the formation of policies to ensure the availability of affordable housing for low income households.


‘How did American politics lose its civility?’ featuring Dean Knott, Reiss

September 27, 2016

USC Trojan Family magazine featured USC Price School of Public Policy Dean Jack H. Knott and Bonnie Reiss, global director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, in an article examining the current state of politics in the U.S. Knott and Reiss were among the experts who discussed the road to rudeness and a path to more respectful discourse.

Professor Dowell Myers

Myers contributes to NAS study on immigration’s impact on economy across 20-year period

September 23, 2016

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides a comprehensive assessment of economic and demographic trends of U.S. immigration over the past 20 years, its impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national, state, and local levels. USC Price Professor Dowell Myers was among 14 researchers from institutions nationwide who were on the Panel on Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration, which authored the report.


Live Stream 9/23: Myers, Suro to speak at Urban Institute in D.C. on ‘Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration’

September 22, 2016

The Urban Institute, in collaboration with the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, is hosting a discussion onFriday, September 23, 2016 6-8:45 a.m .PT on the economic and fiscal impacts of US immigration, featuring Price professors Dowell Myers and Roberto Suro. This event will follow the release of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report, The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration, the first comprehensive examination of this issue since 1997. The event will be live streamed at:

The discussion will cover the major results and implications of the study. Other speakers will include national policymakers and local leaders discussing the implications of the study’s results for communities around the country.

Southers’ op-ed explores process of radicalization for terrorists

September 22, 2016

The Hill ran an op-ed by Erroll Southers, director of homegrown violent extremism studies at USC Price’s Safe Communities Institute, on homegrown extremism. “Extremism smolders like a hot coal, an idea that grows into a violent fire fueled by anger, conflicts of identity, feelings of humiliation and marginalization,” he said. According to Southers, all of these factors must be addressed to prevent or reverse radicalization.

Schaeffer Center leads innovation, disparities conversation at D.C. event

September 21, 2016

The next Administration should prioritize increasing access to health care, especially for minorities and underserved communities, according to experts assembled on Sept. 20 for a discussion on health disparities and innovation. The discussion before an audience of 150 at the Newseum in Washington D.C. was presented by The Hill and sponsored by the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. It sought to find common ground between the twin objectives of enhancing access and encouraging innovative treatments.

Green examines state of LA’s housing market

September 19, 2016

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” quoted Richard Green, USC Price professor and director of the Lusk Center for Real Estate, about the state of the Los Angeles housing market.