USC Price School of Public Policy


Dana Goldman conducts influential health economics research. (Photo/Dave Scavone)

Are state Medicaid policies sentencing people with mental illness to prison?

July 22, 2014

Researchers from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics have linked tighter Medicaid policies governing antipsychotic drugs with increased incarceration rates for schizophrenic individuals. The study, published July 22 in The American Journal of Managed Care, comes amid media scrutiny over whether cutbacks in mental health actually save money, when other costs are taken into account.

Green on Southland rents reaching their ceiling

July 12, 2014

The Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green, USC Price professor and director of the Lusk Center for Real Estate, about rents starting to hit a ceiling in Los Angeles County.

First Lady Michelle Obama, Mayor Eric Garcetti to keynote Unite for Veterans Summit

July 11, 2014

Summit on July 16 gathers local, state and federal stakeholders to highlight efforts to help veterans after their service Unite for Veterans is an event that will bring together key city, state and federal officials; business leaders; and community stakeholders to highlight best practices in employment and housing to provide veterans with meaningful opportunities after their service. The Summit is organized by United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and […]

Price alumni Lott, Brown recognized for achievements and service

July 7, 2014

Ronnie Lott has won a lot of awards in his athletic career — All-American safety at USC, four-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers, an inductee of both the pro and college football halls of fame. So when Lott says he places the USC Alumni Merit Award above them all, it’s quite a statement. Lott – along with fellow USC Price alumna Aja Brown ’04, MPL ’05 – were among the eight recipients honored recently at the 81st Annual USC Alumni Awards.

MHA students win second straight healthcare case study title

July 7, 2014

For the second consecutive year, a team of Master of Health Administration students from the USC Price School of Public Policy won the College Bowl case challenge, presented by the Health Care Executives of Southern California (HCE).

ASPA So Cal Chapter honors Price alumni

July 1, 2014

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Southern California Chapter recognized three Trojans – including two USC Price School of Public Policy alumnae – at its 66th Annual Awards Installation and Luncheon on June 25. Stacy Rose Mungo MPA ’05 received the Chapter President’s Award, and Shoshana Raskas MPA ’11 earned the Will Baughman Chapter Development Award.

Professor Dana Goldman, left, moderates a session with Alice Rivlin and Michael Chernew  (Photo by Peter Grigsby)

Health economics conference looks at future of Affordable Care Act

July 1, 2014

The USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics hosted the 5th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) June 22-25, bringing 800 health economists from across the country to USC for a comprehensive discussion of issues including the future of the Affordable Care Act, innovative models in payment reform and how to use behavioral economics to alter patient and provider behavior.


Looking Beyond establishes scholarship for Price students with disabilities

June 30, 2014

Looking Beyond, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit foundation, established a special scholarship fund to provide tuition assistance to undergraduate USC Price School of Public Policy students with learning disabilities, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, or auditory or visual processing problems. The USC Price Undergraduate Scholarship for Students with Disabilities is the first of its kind at the Price School, and is the is the newest component of the Price School’s LEAP (Learning to Excel Academically and Professionally) initiative.

Latinos in CA face higher crime, unequal treatment from justice system

June 29, 2014

Buzzfeed featured research by USC Price Professor Roberto Suro, director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, and colleagues finding that Latinos are disproportionately impacted by crime and the justice system. The story’s slideshow highlighted a number of the study’s findings, including that Latinos are generally treated worse by the criminal justice system; when offered bail, amounts were found to be significantly higher than for whites or African-Americans in similar circumstances.

Sacramento panel focuses on human factors of innovation

June 27, 2014

The USC Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento hosted a panel discussion June 24 on “Human Systems and Technology: Leadership and Innovation in Today’s Technological World” in partnership with the Asian Pacific State Employees Association (APSEA).