USC Price School of Public Policy

Price Ph.D. First Year Students

  • Sean Angst

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    angst@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-angst-720065104/

    Education: Master of Public Policy, University of Southern California; Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Illinois

    Research Interests: Social justice, structural racism, inclusive investment, affordable housing, equitable community development, social welfare policy, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Gary Painter

  • Gene Burinskiy

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    burinski@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gene-burinsky-29820527/

    Education: MA in Economics, Duke University; BS in Statistics, UC Berkeley; BS in Economics, UC Berkeley

    Research Interests: Displacement and gentrification

    Committee Chair: Dr. Raphael Bostic

  • Yi Chen

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    chen530@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/yi-chen-988833a4/

    Education: Master in Public Policy, USC; Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai

    Research Interests: Health policy and economics, aging, treatment for geriatric disease, healthcare utilization and spending

    Committee Chair: Dr. Julie Zissimopoulos

  • Jonathan Crisman

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    crisman@usc.edu

    http://jonathancrisman.net

    Education: Master in City Planning, MIT; Master of Architecture, MIT; Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Urban and Regional Studies Minor, College Honors, UCLA; Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies with Distinction, UCLA

    Research Interests: Art and culture, participation, spatial justice, urban humanities, architecture and design

    Committee Chair: Dr. Annette Kim

  • Andrew Eisenlohr

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    eisenloh@usc.edu

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics, Swarthmore College

    Committee Chair: Dr. Marlon Boarnet

  • Hankyung (Kate) Jun

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    hankyunj@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hankyung-kate-jun

    Education: M.P.A. in International Economic Policy, Columbia University; M.A. in Economics, Sogang University; B.A. in Economics and American Culture, Sogang University

    Research Interests: Economics of aging, retirement behavior, economics of public and private pensions, Social Security, poverty and inequality, labor economics, health economics, international development

    Committee Chair: Dr. Emma Aguila

  • Jianhui Xu

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    jianhuix@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jianhui-xu-25994b59/

    Education: Master of Public Policy, USC; B.A. in International Political Economy and B.A. in Economics, Peking University

    Research Interests: Health economics, health policy, program evaluation

    Committee Chair: Dr. John A. Romley