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Jeffe analyzes CA governor race, crowded Republican field

October 20, 2017

KPCC-FM “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why a crowded Republican field will make it easier for two Democratic candidates to qualify in the top-two primary in California’s governor race.

From climate policy to cap-and-trade, experts tackle big issues at USC global energy forum

October 20, 2017

To better understand the complex and important issues surrounding energy and the environment on a global scale, the USC Price School of Public Policy forged a three-year research collaboration the Tsinghua School of Policy in Beijing and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin to exchange research findings on the evolving energy and climate change policies of their respective countries and beyond.

Price PhD student’s op-ed: Why Baltimore should say ‘No thank you, Amazon’

October 18, 2017

The Baltimore Sun published commentary by Price Ph.D. student Christina Schoppert Devereaux on why Baltimore should not compete to become the new home of Amazon’s corporate headquarters. Devereaux writes, “by submitting their proposal — no doubt replete with the hefty tax incentives Amazon requests — Baltimore’s leaders are once again conflating benefits to developers with benefits to our citizens, prioritizing courtship of business over formulation of substantive vision for our city.”

Jeffe comments on progressive challenge to Feinstein

October 13, 2017

Fox and Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on whether the progressive wing of the Democratic party could find a challenger to run against Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Jeffe discusses Governor Brown’s political profile, response to wildfires

October 13, 2017

US News & World Report In an Associated Press story, quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why the role of “consoler-in-chief” does not fit the political profile of California Gov. Jerry Brown when considering his response to the devastating fires in Northern California.

Green’s research projects rent increase outpacing wages in Southern California

October 13, 2017

KCBS-TV featured research by Richard Green, Director of the USC Lusk Center, and the annual USC Casden Real Estate Economic Forecast that predicts rents across Los Angeles will rise by $136 per month by 2019. Demand for housing continues to increase with job and population growth, but Los Angeles housing development has failed to keep pace with this trend. The report also points to the large millennial population as factor in the housing crisis and one key reason rents will rise over the next two years. “But we started at such a bad place, it’s still really bad, it’s just not quite as bad it was two years ago,”

Green’s research predicts higher rents in LA

October 12, 2017

The Los Angeles Times featured research by Richard Green, Director of the USC Lusk Center, and the annual USC Casden Real Estate Economic Forecast that predicts rents across Los Angeles will rise by $136 per month by 2019. Demand for housing continues to increase with job and population growth, but Los Angeles housing development has failed to keep pace with this trend. The report also points to the large millennial population as factor in the housing crisis and one key reason rents will rise over the next two years. “But we started at such a bad place, it’s still really bad, it’s just not quite as bad it was two years ago,”

McFadden: Switching drug plans could save seniors, government billions

October 11, 2017

U.S. News & World Report published an op-ed by USC Presidential Professor of Health Economics Daniel McFadden of the USC Schaeffer Center and a colleague on how older adults can save by switching insurance plans each year during the fall enrollment period. “The designers of [Medicare] Part D had hoped that beneficiaries would eventually learn how to navigate the system and make it more efficient. There is, however, little evidence that consumers’ choices improve over time,” he wrote. McFadden also highlighted suggestions to get seniors engaged in annually selecting a plan.

Doctors need a nudge to reduce antibiotic prescriptions, USC-led study finds

October 11, 2017

Low-cost approaches that nudge physicians to reduce unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics could have a significant impact if clinics adopt them for the long term, a USC-led study finds. A study published Oct. 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that indeed, some clinicians may slip into bad prescription habits without a strategic nudge to motivate them. USC Price Associate Professor Jason Doctor, director of informatics at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, was a corresponding author of the recent study.

Lakdawalla on ACA rollback

October 11, 2017

The Street quoted Darius Lakdawalla, Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation at USC Price, on how consumers and patients will suffer due to President Donald Trump rolling back Affordable Care Act regulations.

Suro on anti-immigrant policies from the 90’s to today

October 10, 2017

The New York Times quoted Roberto Suro, USC Price professor and director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, about the rise of anti-immigrant policies and sentiment during the 1990s and how similar arguments against immigrants are being used today.