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Myers contributes to NAS study on immigration’s impact on economy across 20-year period

September 23, 2016

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides a comprehensive assessment of economic and demographic trends of U.S. immigration over the past 20 years, its impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national, state, and local levels. USC Price Professor Dowell Myers was among 14 researchers from institutions nationwide who were on the Panel on Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration, which authored the report.

Schaeffer Center leads innovation, disparities conversation at D.C. event

September 21, 2016

The next Administration should prioritize increasing access to health care, especially for minorities and underserved communities, according to experts assembled on Sept. 20 for a discussion on health disparities and innovation. The discussion before an audience of 150 at the Newseum in Washington D.C. was presented by The Hill and sponsored by the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. It sought to find common ground between the twin objectives of enhancing access and encouraging innovative treatments.


USC Price researchers study relationship of homeownership, educational attainment

September 14, 2016

Fannie Mae recently released a working paper by USC Price School of Public Policy professors Dowell Myers, Gary Painter and Julie Zissimopoulos titled, “Education and the Intergenerational Transmission of Homeownership.” The paper analyzes the complex relationships among adult children’s homeownership attainment, their education and other characteristics, and their parents’ resources.


Specialty drug prices offset efforts to lower Medicare beneficiary costs

September 13, 2016

Rising specialty drug costs threaten to erase progress by the Affordable Care Act to lower Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket costs and close a drug coverage gap known as the “doughnut hole,” a USC study has found. “Medicare beneficiaries who take specialty drugs typically incur very high out-of-pocket spending. This raises concerns about affordability and health because patients who struggle to pay for their drugs may not take their medicine as prescribed,” said Erin Trish, a lead author and an assistant research professor at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.

CED convenes national leaders from aerospace, defense to promote job growth

August 31, 2016

The Center for Economic Development at the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted the first Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal) Bi-Annual Meeting, bringing together government leaders and executives from companies in the aerospace and defense manufacturing industries.

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