USC Price School of Public Policy


Op-ed by Trish, Goldman questions CA healthcare pricing bill

May 3, 2018

The Sacramento Bee published an op-ed by Erin Trish and Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center on why imposing health payment rate is “dangerous and misguided.” According to Trish and Goldman, setting prices can have a negative impact on quality, access and innovation. “Californians deserve a high-value health care system. With targeted assistance from the state, markets can deliver just that. As satisfying as universal price regulation might seem, it could easily burn down the entire house,” they wrote.

Myers’ study on media influence, perceptions of demographic trends cited

May 2, 2018

Vox highlighted a study by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School and Morris Levy of the USC Dornsife College on how the media’s characterizations of demographic trends impacts people’s response to the information. Myers and Levy found that when media narratives “take a narrow view of whitness,” or 100 percent Europeans in the population, this causes higher levels of fear and anxiety.

USC Price leading the conversation: Making schools safe

May 1, 2018

Students and educators across the U.S. are leading a movement to stop school violence. This comes at a time when mass casualty attacks are occurring at schools around the country. At the USC Price School, the Safe Communities Institute is rallying experts, students and educators from around the country who want to protect our schools. On October 24, 2018, during Safe Schools Week, SCI will host experts and relevant stakeholders for the USC National Safe Schools Summit.

Faculty Research Update: April 2018

April 30, 2018

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research. Publications Alice Chen, Anthony T. Lo Sasso, Michael R. Richards (2018). “Supply‐side effects from public insurance expansions: Evidence from physician labor markets” Health Economics, Volume 27, Issue 4, DOI:10.1002/hec.3625 Alice Chen, Dana Goldman (2018). “Productivity Benefits of Medical Care: Evidence from US-Based Randomized Clinical Trials” Value in Health DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2018.01.009 Hue-Tam Webb Jamme, Deepak […]

Painter discusses causes of homelessness in LA

April 30, 2018

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Gary Painter of the USC Price School’s Homelessness Policy Research Institute on the most common reasons for homelessness in Los Angeles.

Planning student wins national APA award for paper on harassment women face in public transit

April 29, 2018

Quinn Wallace, a Master of Planning student at USC Price, won first place in the American Planning Association Transportation Planning Division 2018 Student Paper Competition for her work, “Women-Oriented Transit: Meeting Female Travelers’ Needs in Settings of Fear and Harassment.” The award was announced on April 23 during the APA TPD Annual Business Meeting in New Orleans.

Price scholars examine ‘digital transformation and urban society’ at Singapore event

April 28, 2018

Four USC Price School of Public Policy faculty traveled to Singapore in March for a two-day workshop exploring the theme of digital transformation and urban society. The workshop was a collaboration between the Price School, through its Office of Global Engagement, and the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

A journey through the history, pride, food and future of East L.A.

April 28, 2018

Students from East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy (ELARA) at Esteban Torres High School took the USC Price School of Public Policy community on a journey through the history, pride, food and future of East L.A. on April 10. The third annual installment of “Greetings from East L.A.” – a collaboration between USC Price, ELARA and social enterprise nonprofit Public Matters – explored the active and multimodal transportation in East L.A.

Jeffe discusses shifts in congressional districts

April 28, 2018

Courthouse News Service quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how reliably Republican congressional districts in California have shifted. Capitol Public Radio quoted Jeffe about the impact of fundraising on California’s gubernatorial race.

Webcast: Innovations in Urban Housing Summit

April 27, 2018

The Price Center’s 2018 Social Innovation Summit: Innovations in Urban Housing will explore innovative models to increase the affordable housing stock, as well as new models to increase workforce housing and housing for individuals experiencing homelessness.

CPPP Conversation on Philanthropy: The rise of donor advised funds

April 26, 2018

More than 60 donors, senior foundation executives, financial service professionals, and philanthropic advisors gathered for the USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy’s Conversations on Philanthropy series with Pamela Norley, President, Fidelity Charitable. The discussion focused on the rise of donor advised funds (DAFs) and the opportunities they present to donors for their giving.

The launch of the Homelessness Policy Research Institute at USC Price featured

April 25, 2018

Los Angeles Business Journal featured the launch of the Homelessness Policy Research Institute at the USC Price School. The institute’s mission is to develop policies to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles County. “The urgent need to reduce the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County requires a new model of collaboration between researchers and policymakers,” said Gary Painter, director of both the new institute and the USC Price School’s Center for Social Innovation.