Nonprofits & Philanthropy

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From research presentations at the White House to groundbreaking studies, USC Price faculty in nonprofits and philanthropy have been leading the way in action-oriented empirical analysis for more than 25 years. Our renowned experts in the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy engage in scholarly work that is rigorous, relevant and accessible— from urban revitalization efforts to philanthropic-government partnerships.

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Nic Duquette headshotNicolas DuquetteAssociate ProfessorNonprofit economics, public finance, economic history
Nicole E. EsparzaAssociate ProfessorNonprofit organizations, networks, philanthropy, and urban inequality
James FerrisJames M. FerrisProfessor
Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs
Emery Evans Olson Chair in Non-Profit Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
Director, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy
Philanthropy, nonprofit economics, public finance, public policy, institutional analysis
Elizabeth GraddyProfessor
Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy
Institutional economics, governance, nonprofit organizations,industry structure
Alexandra Graddy-ReedAssociate ProfessorPublic economics, philanthropy and nonprofits, social innovation, science and innovation policy, research and development
Rym KakiRym KakiAssociate Professor (Teaching)
Program Director, Master of Public Administration
Program Director, International Public Policy and Management Program
Public and non-profit organizations management, public policy analysis, urban poverty policy, social entrepreneurship, institutional design, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Jane Pisano, professor and former dean of USC PriceJane PisanoProfessorInternational relations, public administration, civic engagement
Shui Yan Tang headshotShui Yan TangProfessor
Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration
Chair, Department of Public Policy and Management
Institutional Analysis and Design; Collaborative Governance; Local and Community-based Governance; Common-Pool Resource Governance; Environmental Politics and Policy; Microfinance