Perceptions of Corruption and Actual Corruption among Firms: To What Extent Can They be Reduced by Good Governance?

Jeff Nugent, USC professor of Economics at Dornsife College of Letters and Arts, teaches Development Economics.  Nugent researches institutions and development, the political economy of growth, small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises, contractual choice, old age security and fertility and regional (supranational) coordination of industrial development in developing countries. Professor Nugent discussed his current research paper, “Perceptions of Corruption…

Lost in Translation: How Bureaucratic Hierarchies & Policy Networks Limit Presidential Control

As the power of the presidency has grown, most research has suggested that presidents maintain strong control over federal agencies. Yet, this conclusion fails to consider the impact of the sprawling hierarchy on controlling bureaucracy. Matt Zarit uses federal contract awards to show how organizational hierarchy limits presidential power over the distribution of federal spending.…

Lunch with a Leader: Anne Miskey & Brooke Lykins of Downtown Women’s Center

At Downtown Women’s Center, homelessness is not inevitable, but a societal problem that bears especially hard on women. It can be ended. At DWC, housing first is key to an individual’s successful transition out of homelessness and on the path to success.  This combined with critical time intervention case management, women are empowered to achieve stability and independence.  With a 95%…

When Immigrants & Refugees Flood Our Shores

When refugees & immigrants flee to America’s shores, the American fear of “them” is great but so too is the moral responsibility.  Discussion of the possible threats and great benefits refugees bring with them in their search for new homes.   Ehsan Zaffar, Senior Advisor at the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department…

A Conversation with Pilar Marrero: Toxic Immigration Rhetoric and America’s Future

 Price Senior Fellow and NBC political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe in conversation with Pilar Marrero, one of the U.S. media’s foremost experts on immigration politics.  Marrero is the author of Killing the American Dream, which chronicles the last 25 years of immigration policy mishaps in the United States and their consequences on U.S. economics and culture. This conversation…

Lunch with a Leader: Jennifer Samson, River LA

Conversations about Governance, Policy, and Leadership Lunch with a Leader provides students, faculty, and members of the public the opportunity to hear ideas from local, state, and national leaders, share their own ideas, and gain inspiration for effective governance in a more intimate and informal setting.    Jennifer Samson handles all aspects of River LA’s real…

Community Development Agreements: New Challenges for Urban Governance

Thursday, April 7 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, RGL 308 650 Childs Way Los Angeles, CA 90089 Bedrosian Center Research Seminar Jovanna Rosen, PhD ’16, and Lisa Schweitzer, Associate Professor, will join us to discuss their project: New forms of community development agreements called Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) and Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) have…

The Future of Inglewood

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Graduate students from the various programs are seeking panelists to explain how they use their work experience to solve real-world challenges. This panel will focus on the redevelopment of Hollywood Park in Inglewood. Why is redevelopment necessary for Inglewood? What are the benefits and consequences of redevelopment? How will the return of…