Since the 1950s, the USC Price School has fostered opportunities to engage with international entities. Today, our school has formal relationship with institutions across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the World Bank. Our faculty’s impactful research has contributed to expanding health insurance coverage in India, underground housing in Beijing, elderly income security in Mexico and urban planning inequality in Latin America, and public-sector leadership in South Africa.
“It is no longer a luxury to have an international fabric to our school. It’s essential for the kind of research we do and we educate students.”
“I have a mission and motivation to want to serve my community, serve the world and change the world.”
In this era of globalization, today’s and tomorrow’s leaders must be adept at addressing issues that arise both locally and globally. Among the unique opportunities for faculty and students, the Price Schools offers more than 60 years of innovative international partnerships and projects; relationships with government, business, and community leaders worldwide; and cross-disciplinary initiatives to research and solve current, critical issues in international settings.
|Emma Aguila||Assistant Professor||Economics of aging, health economics, and applied econometrics|
James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning
|Urban design, comparative urbanism, urban sprawl, developing world urbanization, planning theory|
|Jorge De la Roca||Assistant Professor||Urban economics, labor economics, economic geography, urban migration|
Director, Office of Global Engagement
|Urban development, economic development, East Asian cities, urban economics, urban information systems|
|Annette M. Kim||Associate Professor|
Director, Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB)
|Housing and land use; international development planning; East Asian urbanization; race, arts, and placemaking; critical mapping and urban analytics|
Blue Cross of California Chair in Health Care Finance
|Health economics, health finance, health care systems, managed care|
|Jane Pisano||Professor||International relations, public administration, civic engagement|
|Christian L. Redfearn||Associate Professor|
Borstein Family Endowed Professor of Real Estate
|Public policy, urban economics, housing markets, real estate finance|
Director, Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
Associate Director, USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
|Immigration, Hispanic immigration, immigration policy|
|Shui Yan Tang||Professor|
Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration
Chair, Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process
|Environmental policy, organizational commitment, institutional analysis, microcredit, common-pool resources|
|Frank V. Zerunyan||Professor of the Practice of Governance|
Director, Executive Education
|Local Governments, Administrative Law, Public Private Partnerships, Leadership, Negotiation, and Executive Education|
USC Price’s Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB) innovates ways to create data and stories, particularly of marginalized populations and places. Synergizing with the arts and humanities, SLAB’s experiments seek to advance the visualization of the social sciences for public service through research, public engagement, and teaching.
Students can take classes in Price’s Spatial Analysis Teaching Laboratory where they are encouraged to innovate in producing knowledge with new data, cultural media, and public engagement.