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Faculty Research Update: September 2017

September 14, 2017

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research. Publications Saba Siddiki, Jangmin Kim, & William D. Leach. (2017) Diversity, Trust, and Social Learning in Collaborative Governance. Public Administration Review, 10.1111/puar.12800 Emma Aguila, Arie Kapteyn, and Francisco Perez-Arce. (2017) Consumption Smoothing and Frequency of Benefit Payments of Cash Transfer Programs. American Economic Review, 10.1257/aer.p20171147 Emma Aguila, Arie Kapteyn, and Caroline Tassot. (2017) Designing […]

New center at USC examines ethics and decision-making

September 14, 2017

USC has established the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making, a first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary center at USC to examine ethical leadership and decision-making processes. The center is jointly housed at the Price School of Public Policy, the Marshall School of Business and the Viterbi School of Engineering, and will be led by decision-analysis expert Professor Ali Abbas.

Professor Rose convenes 8th Annual IDRiM Society conference in Iceland

September 12, 2017

As its newly-elected President, USC Price School of Public Policy Research Professor Adam Rose presided over the 8th Annual Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM). The Conference was held in Reykjavík, Iceland, from August 23 to 25, and was cosponsored by the Nordic Center of Excellence on Resilience and Societal Security (NORDRESS), headquartered at the University of Iceland. It was formed in 2010 as an outgrowth of several annual conferences held jointly by the Kyoto University Disaster Prevention Risk Institute (DPRI) and The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

How transit affects job seekers: First and last mile to the station make all the difference

August 30, 2017

The way that public transit riders reach their nearest stop to home could make an important difference in the jobs available to them. USC researchers found that this is especially true for low-wage workers in suburban areas with limited rail, bus and other public transportation service, according to a study published online last month in the journal Transportation Research Part A. The study’s lead author was USC Price Professor Marlon Boarnet.

USC Price students study staffing capabilities of Pasdena Police Department

August 18, 2017

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune featured a study by current and former USC Price School graduate students on the existing staffing capabilities of the Pasadena Police Department. Youngseok Kim, Tsyzan Leung, Carlos Livingston and Esther Yang found patrols around 11 a.m. on weekdays and after 11 p.m. on weekends were most likely to be understaffed and unable to respond to all calls for service. Their findings were shared with Pasadena’s Safety Committee.

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