USC Price School of Public Policy

Policy Area Specializations

Additional Opportunities in Community and Economic Development:

Community and Economic Development

This specialization considers how to address community and regional development needs through economic development, demographic and market analysis and planning.

Suggested management elective:

  • PPD 541 – Public Financial Management and Budgeting

Suggested analytic elective:

  • PPD 617 – Urban Demography and Growth

Sample electives may include:

  • PPD 624 – Local Economic Development: Theory and Finance
  • PPD 625 – Planning and Economic Development Finance
  • PPD 626 – Public/Private and Mixed Enterprises Planning
  • PPD 639 – Introduction to Community and Economic Development