USC Price School of Public Policy


Painter discusses effectiveness of cargotecture

December 26, 2017

KPCC-FM highlighted research by Gary Painter of the USC Price School’s Center for Social Innovation on the effectiveness of cargotecture – renovating shipping containers into living spaces and stacking them – in San Diego. “In some circumstances, the cost to retrofit these cargo containers can actually start to approach regular construction modalities. If that’s the case, you’re not really saving a lot of money,” Painter said. Even if shipping crates are not the solution to the affordable housing crisis, Painter argues that this can be among the first steps to solving the issue.

Duquette on tax reform, nonprofits

December 21, 2017

KPCC-FM interviewed Nicolas Duquette of the USC Price School on how the new tax reform bill will impact different nonprofits.

Moore assesses CA’s “smooth roads”

December 19, 2017

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed James Moore of the USC Price School about the pros and cons of investing in “smooth roads” across California.

Goldman, Sood, Van Nuys on financial transparency, pharmaceutical distribution

December 15, 2017

STAT published an op-ed by Neeraj Sood, Dana Goldman and Karen Van Nuys of the USC Price School about the flow of prescription drug profits between manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacy benefit managers, distributors, insurance companies and others. “Only with greater financial transparency throughout the drug distribution chain can we assess if and where it is producing inefficiencies and hurting consumers. Then we can formulate remedial action, or at least enroll in Amazon Prime,” they wrote.

Reiss, Grose on election impact of independent voters

December 10, 2017

The Kansas City Star cited research by Bonnie Reiss and Christian Grose of the USC Price School’s Schwarzenegger Institute and colleagues on how independent voters will impact future elections. Grose is also affiliated with the USC Dornsife College.