USC Price School of Public Policy


USC Price School ascends to No. 2 in U.S. News & World Report rankings

March 19, 2018

A Message from Dean Jack H. Knott I am proud to announce that our school is now ranked as No. 2 among the 282 public affairs schools nationwide in the just-released 2019 U.S. News & World Report for Best Graduate Schools in Public Affairs. This reflects a steady rise in our rankings. U.S. News also ranks public affairs categories within schools, and this year we are ranked No. 1 in Urban Policy. In other signature […]

Study: Consumer copays frequently exceed cost of common prescriptions

March 16, 2018

Most consumers – whether insured through their employer, the individual market, or government programs – have set copayments for their prescription drugs, an out-of-pocket expense they pay at the pharmacy counter. An inherent assumption in this framework is that the patient and insurer are sharing the total cost of the drug. A new USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics study finds that this is frequently not the case. In fact, the study found […]

USC Price School hosts Regional Science Academy Workshop

March 13, 2018

The USC Price School of Public Policy, the METRANS Transportation Center and the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis hosted a Regional Science Academy Workshop on Feb. 11, organized by Price faculty members Adam Rose and Marlon Boarnet. The academy is an outgrowth of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and is intended to facilitate exchanges of ideas and disseminate knowledge through conferences, workshops, publications and training.

Blending urban planning, art to explore displacement in historically black communities

March 9, 2018

Two college professors from Portland, Ore., spoke about their interdisciplinary work meshing urban planning and art to highlight stories of displacement in historically black neighborhoods, during the USC Price Urban Growth Seminar on Feb. 23. The event featured Lisa Bates, a Portland State University associate professor for urban studies and planning, and Sharita Towne, an artist and assistant professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Price introduces Seoul National University undergrads to CA’s creative industries

March 8, 2018

For the first time, the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted a three-day training program to introduce undergraduates from Seoul National University (SNU) to “Creative California.” Through a series of lectures and site visits, students from South Korea’s top university gained first-hand knowledge of creative industries, ranging from film to fine arts to sports.

Southers on campus safety assessments

March 3, 2018

The New York Times quoted Erroll Southers, Director of the Safe Communities Institute, on why all school campuses should have a safety assessment.