Shui Yan Tang presentation in Shanghai

Dr Shui Yan Tang gave a presentation, titled “Comparative Institutional Analysis and Public Management Research in China,” at a public management conference in Fudan University in Shanghai, July 19-20, 2014. The presentation examined public management research from a comparative institutional analysis perspective. It focused on several general principles for designing and using rules to solve…

USC Price Practicum to UN

June 24, 2014
by Frank Zerunyan

I recently took a group of students to make a presentation at UN headquarters in New York City. We were hosted by Dr. John-Mary Kauzya, Chief of the Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB) in the Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

David Sloane: New article in Journal of Crime and Justice

April 16, 2014

Efforts to reduce gang violence by deterring youth from joining street gangs are of major interest in cities across the United States. Current thinking supports a comprehensive gang reduction approach that includes concurrent efforts that prevent joining, encourage leaving, and interrupt gang violence.

Five Minutes With Lisa Schweitzer

April 7, 2014

This year, the Bedrosian Center welcomed several new faculty members, including Lisa Schweitzer, an assistant professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy whose research addresses transportation, urban environments, transportation, and social justice. With an interest in examining how governance and policy making influence the behaviors and decision making, Schweitzer’s recent projects evaluate the distribution of social and economic opportunities and the location of environmental hazards. She also maintains a prolific and thought-provoking blog at, where she turns her omnivorous gaze on topics related to urbanism, media, and academia. Dr. Schweitzer recently sat down with the Bedrosian Center for a talk about recent research about governance, Twitter as an area of public space, and changing prevailing narratives about public transit.

Denhardts’ article among Public Administration Review’s most influential

March 20, 2014
By Mike Gaetani

A landmark article co-authored by USC Price School of Public Policy professors Robert Denhardt and Janet Denhardt published in Public Administration Review, “The New Public Service: Serving Rather than Steering,” has been selected as one of the 75 most influential articles ever to appear in the journal.

Tennessee’s Promise: From Research to Policy

Tennessee’s Promise: From Research to Policy

February 27, 2014
by Benjamin Robinson

Earlier this month, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his State of the State address announcing a bold new initiative called the Tennessee Promise. The Tennessee Promise will funnel untapped funds in the state’s lottery coffers to make two years of public community college and technical education free to all residents.

CTCAC Neighborhood Characteristics Research

February 21, 2014

In the summer of 2013, eighteen students conducted research for the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) as part of a Masters of Planning studio course led by Dr. Jan Breidenbach. Located in the Treasurer’s Office, CTCAC is the state entity responsible for administering the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, which serves as the largest source of financing for low-income housing production in the country.