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Dean Knott, Professor Rose participate in Think 20 Global Solutions Summit in Berlin

July 26, 2017

Dean Jack Knott and Schwarzenegger Institute Faculty Fellow Adam Rose participated in the recent Think 20 Global Solutions Summit in Berlin, May 29 and 30, 2017. This event was organized by major think tanks around the world to provide inputs to the forthcoming G20 Summit in August. Knott co-authored a policy brief on the changing role and policy environment of civil society organizations in many countries; while and Rose co-authored a policy brief analyzing the potential of a global greenhouse gas emissions allowance trading system to significantly reduce the costs of meeting countries’ COP21 pledges.

USC Price School hosts international workshop on energy economics

July 17, 2017

The USC Price School of Public Policy hosted the 10th International Workshop on Empirical Methods in Energy Economics, which was organized by Professor Antonio Bento. Held at Lewis Hall on June 22-23, the event convened renowned energy economists, including scholars from the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Medicare, Medicare Advantage physician rates nearly equal

July 11, 2017

Medicare Advantage plans managed by private insurers pay physicians prices that are similar to traditional Medicare rates, according to a new study, led by the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. More and more Medicare beneficiaries are enrolling each year in Medicare Advantage, but experts knew little about their physician reimbursement differences or similarities. Erin Trish, assistant research professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy, was the study’s lead author.

Professor Currid-Halkett’s book tackles ‘inconspicuous consumption’

June 26, 2017

In her latest book, The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class, which launched in launched June 8 with a book signing in New York City, Professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett identifies a new elite class that is defined by cultural capital rather than by income bracket — people who practice “inconspicuous consumption,” finding value not in flashy cars but in buying organic food, taking yoga and Pilates classes, listening to the right podcasts, and investing their children’s education. She found that by making wise decisions about education, health, parenting and retirement, this “aspirational class” reproduces wealth and deepens an ever-widening class divide.

Boarnet, Rose elected fellows of Regional Science Association International

June 21, 2017

Two USC Price School of Public Policy faculty members have been elected as fellows of the Regional Science Association International, the most prestigious honor in the field. Professor Marlon Boarnet and Research Professor Adam Rose were among three distinguished scholars named as 2017 RSAI fellows, a worldwide sign of scientific recognition that is bestowed on a regional scientist with outstanding research credentials.

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