USC Price School of Public Policy

Faculty and Research

FORWARD LA Conference: Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest "Demographic Change – 1992 to 2017" panel featuring Dowell Myers of USC, Darnell Hunt of UCLA, Ed Park of Loyola Marymount, Alberto Retana from the Community Coalition, and Jody Agius Vallejo, Associate Professor of USC
FORWARD LA Conference: Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest "Health Disparities" panel featuring Tamu Jones from The California Endowment, LaVonna Lewis of USC, John Moon from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, William Vega of USC, Dana Goldman of USC
FORWARD LA Conference: Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest "Civic Engagement and Stories of Resistance" featuring Melina Abdullah of Cal State LA, E. Moncell Durden of USC, Anthony J. Ratcliff of Cal State LA, Taj Frazier of USC, and Lanita Jacobs of USC
FORWARD LA Conference: Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest "ART SPACES in the City" featuring Jaqueline Alexander-Sykes from St. Elmo’s Village, Anne Bray from Freewaves, Jamillah James from the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Megan Steinman from Underground Museum, Dewey Tafoya from Self-help Graphics, and Annette Kim of USC
Schaeffer Forum: "What Role Should Government Play in Drug Price Negotiations?" featuring Sir Michael Rawlins, chair of the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency; Neeraj Sood, USC Price vice dean for research; David Lazarus, award-winning business columnist for the Los Angeles Times; and Dana Goldman (moderator), director of the USC Schaeffer Center
METRANS Seminar: "Tackling LA County’s Transportation Future" with Therese McMillan, Chief Planning Officer of LA METRO
Bedrosian Seminar: "Compliance, Learning and Psychological Costs in the Administrative State" with Donald Moynihan, director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at University of Wisconsin-Madison
CPPP Forum: "Our Passion, Our Journey, and What We Have Learned Thus Far" with Jeff and Tricia Raikes, co-founders of the Raikes Foundation and Bob Graziano of J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Urban Growth Seminar: "Housing a Growing California - State Law vs Local Decision-making" with Sonja Trauss
AMP SoCal: "Industry in Transition - Changes in Aerospace & Defense" with featured speakers General David Petraeus (Ret.) and Ken Shaw of Boeing


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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