USC Price School of Public Policy

Faculty and Research

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
Social Innovation Seminar: "Crowdsourcing Government Accountability - Experimental Evidence from Pakistan" with Arman Rezaee, UC Davis

 

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

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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

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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

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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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