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Jeffe comments on progressive challenge to Feinstein

October 13, 2017

Fox and Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on whether the progressive wing of the Democratic party could find a challenger to run against Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Jeffe discusses Governor Brown’s political profile, response to wildfires

October 13, 2017

US News & World Report In an Associated Press story, quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why the role of “consoler-in-chief” does not fit the political profile of California Gov. Jerry Brown when considering his response to the devastating fires in Northern California.

Green’s research projects rent increase outpacing wages in Southern California

October 13, 2017

KCBS-TV featured research by Richard Green, Director of the USC Lusk Center, and the annual USC Casden Real Estate Economic Forecast that predicts rents across Los Angeles will rise by $136 per month by 2019. Demand for housing continues to increase with job and population growth, but Los Angeles housing development has failed to keep pace with this trend. The report also points to the large millennial population as factor in the housing crisis and one key reason rents will rise over the next two years. “But we started at such a bad place, it’s still really bad, it’s just not quite as bad it was two years ago,”

Green’s research predicits higher rents in LA

October 12, 2017

The Los Angeles Times featured research by Richard Green, Director of the USC Lusk Center, and the annual USC Casden Real Estate Economic Forecast that predicts rents across Los Angeles will rise by $136 per month by 2019. Demand for housing continues to increase with job and population growth, but Los Angeles housing development has failed to keep pace with this trend. The report also points to the large millennial population as factor in the housing crisis and one key reason rents will rise over the next two years. “But we started at such a bad place, it’s still really bad, it’s just not quite as bad it was two years ago,”

McFadden: Switching drug plans could save seniors, government billions

October 11, 2017

U.S. News & World Report published an op-ed by USC Presidential Professor of Health Economics Daniel McFadden of the USC Schaeffer Center and a colleague on how older adults can save by switching insurance plans each year during the fall enrollment period. “The designers of [Medicare] Part D had hoped that beneficiaries would eventually learn how to navigate the system and make it more efficient. There is, however, little evidence that consumers’ choices improve over time,” he wrote. McFadden also highlighted suggestions to get seniors engaged in annually selecting a plan.

Doctors need a nudge to reduce antibiotic prescriptions, USC-led study finds

October 11, 2017

Low-cost approaches that nudge physicians to reduce unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics could have a significant impact if clinics adopt them for the long term, a USC-led study finds. A study published Oct. 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that indeed, some clinicians may slip into bad prescription habits without a strategic nudge to motivate them. USC Price Associate Professor Jason Doctor, director of informatics at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, was a corresponding author of the recent study.

Lakdawalla on ACA rollback

October 11, 2017

The Street quoted Darius Lakdawalla, Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation at USC Price, on how consumers and patients will suffer due to President Donald Trump rolling back Affordable Care Act regulations.

Suro on anti-immigrant policies from the 90’s to today

October 10, 2017

The New York Times quoted Roberto Suro, USC Price professor and director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, about the rise of anti-immigrant policies and sentiment during the 1990s and how similar arguments against immigrants are being used today.

Giuliano’s research on Long Beach’s PierPass cited

October 10, 2017

The Long Beach Business Journal highlighted research by Genevieve Giuliano, of the USC Price School’s METRANS Transportation Center, on the effectiveness of Long Beach’s PierPass in mitigating traffic.

Southers on Las Vegas shooter, social media

October 9, 2017

The New York Times  (in an Associated Press story) quoted Erroll Southers, Director of the Safe Communities Institute, on why it is likely intentional that the Las Vegas shooter did not have a social media footprint. 

Panel Conversation Recap: ‘Women, Leadership, and Public Service’

October 5, 2017

Panel speakers, from left: Mona Pasquil Rogers, Anne Neville, Carolyn Coleman and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (Photo by Brandon Manning) More photos available on Flickr » By Richard Hill On Aug. 21, the Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento hosted a panel discussion on “Women, Leadership, and Public Service” at the Sutter Club in downtown Sacramento, CA. More than 100 guests attended the event, which was held in collaboration with the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, […]

Southers quoted on protecting high capacity venues

October 4, 2017

The Orange County Register quoted Erroll Southers, Director of the Safe Communities Institute at USC Price, on how large outdoor events can better protect attendees from mass shootings or other incidents.

Southers on vulnerability of outdoor venues

October 4, 2017

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Erroll Southers, Director of the Safe Communities Institute at USC Price, on how large outdoor events can better protect attendees from mass shootings or other incidents.