USC Price School of Public Policy


Faculty Research Update: February 2018

February 27, 2018

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research. Publications Zhengwei Sun, and Ali Abbas (2018). “Pareto optimality and risk sharing in group utility functions” IISE Transactions, January 2018. Jonathan Eyer, and Casey J. Wichman. “Does Water Scarcity Shift the Electricity Generation Mix toward Fossil Fuels Empirical evidence from the United States.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 87 (2018): 224-241. Park, Jiyoung Park, James […]

Will new federal tax plan hurt charities? Philanthropy expert examines reforms

February 26, 2018

Ray Madoff, a professor at the Boston College Law School, spoke at the USC Price School of Public Policy on Feb. 1 about tax policy, nonprofits and philanthropy, and why charities are panicked in the wake of the 2017 tax reform. Madoff is the co-founder and director of the Boston College Law School Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, a nonprofit think tank that convenes scholars and practitioners to explore the rules governing the charitable sector.

Jeffe analyzes Sen. Mendoza’s resignation

February 23, 2018

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why state Sen. Tony Mendoza’s decision to resign might be better for his political future.

From war survivor to real estate CEO, Emile Haddad shares inspirational lessons at USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate graduation

February 21, 2018

As an immigrant, Emile Haddad has experienced much of the same challenges faced by many minorities working in the U.S. real estate industry. And as a survivor of civil war, he’s also experienced the challenges faced by religious minorities in Lebanon. Haddad – CEO of FivePoint Holdings and chair of the Lusk Center’s Advisory Council – shared these insights as keynote speaker at the USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate graduation reception on Feb. 2.

Schweitzer examines SB 827 zoning law

February 16, 2018

Streetsblog SF cited comments by Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School about the proposed Senate Bill 827 in California to change zoning laws across the state.

Milller discusses “Black Panther” effect

February 15, 2018

The New York Times quoted Matthew Miller, graduate student at the USC Price School, on how “Black Panther” helps change the conversation about superheroes.