USC Price School of Public Policy


Doherty analyzes Trump’s impact on civil service

November 28, 2017

The Washington Post published commentary by Kathleen Doherty of the USC Price School on the impact President Donald Trump may have on the civil service sector. Doherty and her colleagues examined whether extreme partisanship was more likely to drive career civil servants out of the industry. Since civil servants are leaving at a higher rate than in past generations, Doherty argues that Trump has the opportunity to reshape the sector if he decides to fill positions.

IPPAM master’s program celebrates 20 years of educating global professionals

November 27, 2017

For 20 years, the International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM) master’s program at USC Price has fostered international collaboration and intercultural understanding by attracting mid-career professionals from around the globe to USC to study together. Numerous graduates have gone on to work as government officials, nonprofit managers, policy specialists, and business and community leaders. In October, about 60 alumni from 10 countries returned to Los Angeles for three days of reunion events celebrating IPPAM’s 20th anniversary.

What airline passengers want most: to get through security quickly

November 27, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration should consider expanding expedited screening measures like TSA Precheck for airline passengers, according to a new study in the journal Risk Analysis co-authored by USC Price Professor and Neely Center Director Ali Abbas.

Giuliano on Tesla, low-emission trucks

November 23, 2017

Daily Breeze quoted Genevieve Giuliano, Director of the METRANS Transportation Center, about Tesla’s foray into the low-emission ground transportation industry.

Dollinger MRED students win 20th NAIOP USC versus UCLA Real Estate Challenge

November 22, 2017

USC Price School of Public Policy Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development students Christopher Kovel, Cutter MacLeod, Lindsey Mills, Leah Mogabgab and Walker Wood took home the coveted Silver Shovel award in the 2017 NAIOP SoCal USC vs. UCLA Real Estate Challenge, held on Nov. 16.

Faculty Research Update: November 2017

November 22, 2017

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research. Publications Zhang, Xinke; Haviland, Amelia; Mehrotra, Ateev; Huckfeldt, Peter; Wagner, Zachary; Sood, Neeraj. (2017) “Does Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Encourage Price Shopping?” Health Services Research 10.1111/1475-6773.12784 Julie Zissimopoulos, Barbara Blaylock, Dana Goldman, John Rowe. (2017) “Raising the Social Security Entitlement Age: Implications for the Productive Activities of Older Adults” Research on Aging, 39(1): […]

Currid-Halkett’s new book reviewed

November 21, 2017

Inside Higher Ed published a review of a book by by Elizabeth Curid-Halkett, James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning at the USC Price School. “The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class” addresses the rise of the aspirational class over previous generations that relied on conspicuous consumption to define affluence. According to the review, Currid-Halkett primarily focuses on the urban-based aspirational class, which may serve to widen economic inequality.

Melnick cited on CA hospital chains, price increases

November 18, 2017

The Sacramento Bee cited research by Glenn Melnick, Blue Cross of California Chair in Health Care Finance at the USC Price School, on how two hospital chains in California have worked to increase prices.

Jeffe on health care, highly partisan constituents

November 16, 2017

Fox & Hounds Daily published an editorial by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, of the USC Price School, and Doug Jeffe on how politicians must address health care among highly partisan constituents.