USC Price School of Public Policy

Alexandra Graddy-Reed

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 222
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

Phone: (213) 821-2838


Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in Public Policy

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


Public economics, philanthropy, nonprofits and social innovation, science and innovation policy

Biographical sketch

Alexandra Graddy-Reed is an Assistant Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Graddy-Reed’s research is focused on the evolving strategies of grantmakers to be more outcome and impact minded. Grounded in theories of public economics, institutional change, and innovation production, her current research involves evaluating the effect of competition between grantmakers on outcomes to assess if it promotes or deters innovation. Graddy-Reed teaches courses on the theories and policies of nonprofits and social innovation.

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