Environment

Policies shaping the physical world

Wind turbines in a field during a sunset

USC Price School faculty research the effects of climate change as well as the economic impacts of – and the increased risks to – vulnerable populations. They study alternative energy and efficiency strategies, develop green ratings systems, and explore possibilities for collaboration across government and industry.

Environmental Policy Impact

How USC Price is informing policy decisions and making an impact in the community

 

Featured Research Centers

 

Environmental Policy News

Stories featuring USC Price research and expertise

 

Dean Jack H. Knott headshot

“With the majority of the world’s population now living in urban areas, scholarly contributions to the fields of urban development and sustainability are central to advancing our quality of life.”

Jack H. Knott
Dean and the C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair of the Sol Price School of Public Policy

 

Environment-related Academic Programs and Specializations

 

Environment Faculty

Explore USC Price faculty and their cross-disciplinary scholarship

NamePositionExpertise
Antonio M. BentoProfessorEnvironmental and energy economics, urban economics, public economics, transportation policy, climate policy, environmental regulation
Marlon Boarnet headshotMarlon BoarnetProfessor
Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis
Transportation, travel behavior, urban growth patterns, regional science, urban economics
Jonathan EyerResearch Assistant ProfessorEnvironmental economics, energy economics, natural disasters, applied econometrics
Eric HeikkilaProfessorUrban development, economic development, East Asian cities, urban economics, urban information systems
William LeachAssociate Professor (Teaching)Collaborative governance, economics, planning, social policy, environmental policy, health policy
Mazmanian headshotDaniel A. MazmanianProfessor of Public PolicyEnvironmental policy, policy implementation, sustainable communities, political science
Mark PisanoProfessor of the Practice of Public AdministrationRegional planning, transportation, housing, development, environmental policy, enterprise financing, institutional design
Peter Robertson headshot 2019Peter J. RobertsonAssociate ProfessorOrganizational theory and behavior, organizational change, ecological governance, collaborative organizing, interorganizational networks
Adam Rose new headshotAdam RoseResearch Professor
Director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of terrorism Events (CREATE)
Energy and environmental economics, public policy, natural hazards and terrorism, regional science, applied general equilibrium modeling
Lisa SchweitzerProfessorEnvironmental justice, Sustainable transportation, Hazardous materials in urban environments, Community environmental quality
Shui Yan Tang headshotShui Yan TangProfessor
Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration
Chair, Department of Governance and Management
Institutional Analysis and Design; Collaborative Governance; Local and Community-based Governance; Common-Pool Resource Governance; Environmental Politics and Policy; Microfinance
Detlof von WinterfeldtProfessor
Director, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)
Decision analysis, risk analysis, environmental policy, behavioral decision research, homeland security
Dan Wei headshotDan WeiResearch Associate ProfessorEnergy and Climate Policy, Energy and Environmental Economics, Economics of Natural and Man-made Disasters