Smaller homes might be better investments than larger ones

Small homes — even ones that measure less than 400 square feet — are becoming increasingly popular. Besides being cheaper to buy, small houses might also be better investments than larger ones, according to a new report from financial-services company Nerdwallet.  Richard Green, chair of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California,…

McCann’s new book uncovers partisanship when Congress delegates policy to states

Ever since she worked for a state-level agency before attending graduate school, USC Price Assistant Professor Pamela McCann has been intrigued by when and why Congress chooses to delegate to the states for implementation of federal policy. In her new book The Federal Design Dilemma: Congress and Intergovernmental Delegation (Cambridge University Press), McCann uncovered the…

Small Homes Can Offer Big Returns

According to a NerdWallet analysis of three years of data from Realtor.com for 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas, smaller homes generally appreciate at a faster rate than larger abodes. These findings are not surprising, says Richard K. Green, a professor and chair of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of…

A Presidential transition

President Donald Trump isn’t the only one with a new job. Since Inauguration Day, positions up and down the federal bureaucracy have been filled with new people, working side by side with the legions of employees who have spent their entire careers in government. It’s a challenging situation for any new administration. In an interview with…

The fight’s on in 4 local districts where GOP lawmakers represent people who voted for Hillary

The Orange County Register quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why reliance on the “old rules” of politics may not serve politicians who represent districts that supported the other party in the presidential election. “We are in a whole different political environment,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor at USC Price…

The Tortoise and the (Blond) Hair

Politico cited an op-ed penned by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about the differences in President Donald Trump’s and California Gov. Jerry Brown’s leadership styles. The contrast in political styles and the policy clashes between Governor Brown and President Trump are going to be fascinating to watch. To paraphrase…

Anti-terrorism efforts and domestic sources of violence

The New York Times quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why only targeting Muslim extremism fails to address other domestic sources of violence. “Data should dictate policy,” Mr. Southers said. “If you ignore data, you ignore the real problem, which is that extremism comes from a diverse range of sources.” Full article…

Green referenced in Las Vegas Review-Journal on housing crisis

The Las Vegas Review-Journal posted an editorial discussing repercussions from the California housing crisis and included a remark by Richard Green, Professor in the USC Price School of Public Policy. Without an effort to ease burdens on homebuilders, “It’s hard to imagine how all of California doesn’t become like New York City and San Francisco, where…

California’s governor may emerge as top defender of liberal values

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California Gov. Jerry Brown’s tough rhetoric toward the possible agenda of President Donald Trump’s administration. Four-time Gov. Jerry Brown, who has a history of political independence, may be the Democrat most likely to chart a path that not only defends liberal values…