Grose & Wood research update: Transparency and the Federal Election Commission

Highlights from the USC Price Bedrosian Center Governance Salon presentation featuring Abby Wood and Christian Grose. Watch the full video here. Christian Grose and Abby Wood discussed the policy implications of the Federal Election Commission audit program and how increased transparency can inform the electorate. Transparency has informational benefits to voters and can affect election…

Pam McCann research update: House & Senate negotiations and policy choice

Pamela Clouser McCann, Ph.D., assistant professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy discussed updates to her research on House and Senate negotiations and policy choice. Legislators encode their policy choices in the text of bills they propose, debate, and pass. This text, and the policy choices within it, reflect the preferences of the members whose support…

Duquette measuring philanthropy in the face of rising income inequality

The trend of rising income inequality in the United States has been well-chronicled; however, the silver lining to that sobering direction is that the wealthy give more to charities when income inequality is high. At least that was the traditional theory that USC Price School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Nicolas Duquette brought to his…

Bostic at 2016 APPAM Fall Research, Conference The Role of Research in Making Government More Effective

Raphael Bostic, the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance, presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 2016 Fall Research Conference. APPAM is “dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.” Professor Bostic’s paper presentation for the Neighborhood and Population Dynamics of Transit panel was titled “Sustainability and…

Graddy-Reed at 2016 APPAM Fall Research, Conference The Role of Research in Making Government More Effective

Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, Alexandra Graddy-Reed presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 2016 Fall Research Conference. APPAM is “dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.” Dr. Graddy-Reed’s paper presentation for the Building and Diversifying the STEM Workforce panel was titled “It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated: The…

Resh at 2016 APPAM Fall Research, Conference The Role of Research in Making Government More Effective

Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, William G. Resh presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 2016 Fall Research Conference. APPAM is “dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.” Dr. Resh’s paper presentation for the Public Employee Motivations and Preferences panel was titled “Turning the Lens Back: Assessing the Quality of…

New light rail transit and active travel: A longitudinal study

Andy Hong, Marlon Boarnet, and Douglas Houston have published a paper in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice which studies the impact of light rail on active travel (or physical activity related to transport). Hong, Andy; Boarnet, Marlon; Houston, Douglas. (10/2016) New light rail transit and active travel: A longitudinal study. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and…

Schweitzer wins ACSP award for helping advance women in planning field

In honor of her outstanding efforts to advance women in the field of planning, USC Price School of Public Policy Associate Professor Lisa Schweitzer has been unanimously selected as the recipient of the 2016 Margarita McCoy Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and its Faculty Women’s Interest Group. The award recognizes…

Faculty Highlights Spring 2016

By Susan Wampler Assistant Professor Emma Aguila, whose research spurred reforms to improve the financial security of millions of people in Mexico, has won the USC Price School of Public Policy’s inaugural High Impact Research Award. Dean Jack H. Knott presented the prize to Aguila at this year’s Price School Outstanding Performance Awards. “Her work…