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Study: Doctors reduce opioid prescriptions after learning a patient overdoses

Will clinicians be more careful about prescribing opioids if they are made aware of the risks of these drugs firsthand? That was one of the key questions researchers explored in a new study published in the August issue of the journal Science. The USC Schaeffer Center’s Jason Doctor was lead author of the study.

Aguila shares data on elderly pensions, effective implementation at OECD conference in Paris

Increasing poverty rates among the elderly have led more than 40 countries to introduce non-contributory pensions. And in many countries, the money is disbursed every two months – instead of monthly – because it’s more cost-effective for governments. However, research from USC Price’s Emma Aguila indicates that monthly disbursements provide greater health benefits. She presented these findings in June at the OECD in Paris.

Price School Research Professor, CREATE Faculty Affiliate Adam Rose quoted by Reuters on policy issues relating to disaster alerts

Reuters quoted Adam Rose, USC Price School research professor and CREATE faculty affiliate, on disaster alert failures.

Rose participates in GAO, National Academies expert meeting on security for radiological materials

Price School Research Professor and CREATE Faculty Affiliate Adam Rose participated in the US General Accountability Office/National Academies of Science Expert Meeting on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Security Requirements for Radiological Materials, July 26-27, 2018.

Can influx of college grads cause spike in city housing costs, widening class divide?

An influx of college graduates in a city tends to increase wages for workers of all levels. But research from USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Richard Green, who directs the Lusk Center for Real Estate, shows that the resulting increase in housing costs offsets the higher earnings for low-skilled workers.

How did early planners shape LA? Drake Reitan explores evolution of city’s civic space

Meredith Drake Reitan Ph.D. ’10 has been awarded the John Nolen Research Fund, which provides financing for scholars interested in conducting research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University library. She is writing a book on the history and planning of L.A.’s civic center.

CPPP releases compendium of summaries on foundation governance, leadership, strategy

The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy has released the 2018 edition of “Foundation Governance, Leadership and Strategy: An Annotated Bibliography,” a collection of summary reports focused on foundations and philanthropy. For the past 15 years, the center has facilitated intimate discussions on critical issues facing philanthropy by bringing the lead executives of 12 of the largest and most prominent foundations together. As part of those events, the center identifies and summarizes important reports, […]