USC Price School of Public Policy

Faculty and Research


Research: The University of Southern California is one of the nation’s premier research universities, creating solutions to some of societies most pressing challenges. The USC Price School is a renowned contributor to the university’s reputation of excellence. Much of the school’s interdisciplinary research is conducted in centers and institutes that concentrate on specific areas of policy-related inquiry.

Faculty: Price faculty are distinguished scholars and professionals who share a deep and abiding commitment to research and teaching. Their diverse academic backgrounds include economics, international relations, urban planning, organizational behavior, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, public policy, sociology, and social ethics.

Price Faculty:
Knowledge in Action

Price Faculty Mosaic

USC Price School of Public Policy faculty routinely put their knowledge into action. They engage with decision makers at the international, national, state, and local levels. They advise members of Congress and federal agencies, and they testify before congressional committees. They head commissions and provide expert information to the White House, state legislatures, and the national news media. They author opinion pieces on major issues for prominent newspapers and outlets nationwide.

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Conducting Research that Matters


Price faculty are an exceptionally accomplished and diverse group of teachers and internationally recognized research scholars. They conduct research that matters, engaging in real-world problem solving while enriching the store of knowledge in all fields housed in the school. They publish in the most prestigious academic journals, hold leadership positions in scholarly societies, receive research funding from highly competitive grants, and garner awards for their intellectual contributions.

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Interdisciplinary, Cross-sectoral Research Centers


Price research is renowned both for its capacity to apply expertise from multiple fields to a single issue and its depth of contributions to each field. Its interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach to examining major issues of our day contributes to shaping real-world solutions and improving the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. USC Price houses 13 research centers, institutes, and initiatives that cut across all primary degree areas in the school.

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