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Faculty Research Update: January 2018

January 22, 2018

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research. Publications Michael Thom (2018). “Lights, Camera, but No Action? Tax and Economic Development Lessons From State Motion Picture Incentive Programs” American Review of Public Administration 48(1): 33 – 51. Ali Abbas, Jay Simon, and Chris Smith (2017). “Introduction to the Special Issue on Decision Analysis and Social Media” Decision Analysis, December 2017 Kenneth Fletcher, […]

Duquette’s research reveals tax reform’s effect on charities

January 19, 2018

Bloomberg highlighted a study by Nicolas Duquette of the USC Price School on how charitable contribution tax deductions impact charities’ donation revenue. Duquette found that a one percent increase in the tax cost of giving results in a four percent loss for charities. According to the study, cultural institutions, museums, colleges and universities were better able to survive any changes to the tax code compared to social service charities.

Giuliano honored for scholarly contributions to regional science

January 11, 2018

Professor Genevieve Giuliano was named the 2017 recipient of the Walter Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement from the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). Giuliano – who directs the METRANS Transportation Center – has dedicated her academic career to studying Los Angeles and many other metropolitan regions around the world.

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