Elizabeth Graddy

Elizabeth Graddy

Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy
USC Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis
Carnegie Mellon-University

Sol Price School of Public Policy
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, 312D

Curriculum Vitae


Institutional economics, governance, nonprofit organizations,industry structure


Elizabeth Graddy, Ph.D., teaches courses in quantitative analysis, governance, and business and government. Her research focuses on the private sector role in public service delivery, how industry and organizational structure affect performance, and how information asymmetry and uncertainty affect institutional design and effectiveness. These interests have led to her work on the structure and performance of healthcare, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations. She is currently studying community foundations, public-private alliances providing local public services, and the state regulation of health professions. Professor Graddy’s earlier research focused on products liability outcomes, occupational regulation, the contracting decisions of local governments, and the evolution of new industries.

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Wang, L., Graddy, E. A., & Morgan, D. (2011). The Development of Community-Based Foundations in East Asia. Public Management Review, 13(8), 1155-1178.

Graddy, E. A., & Bostic, R. W. (2010). The Role of Private Agents in Affordable Housing Policy. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 20(Supplement I), I81-I99.

Graddy, E. A. (2009). Cross-Sectoral Governance and Performance in Service Delivery. International Review of Public Administration, 13, 61-73.

Graddy, E. A., & Chen, B. (2009). Partner Selection and the Effectiveness of Interorganizational Collaborations. In R. O’Leary, & L. Bingham (Eds.), The Collaborative Public Manager: New Ideas for the Twenty-First Century (pp. 53). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Graddy, E. A., Garrett, E., & Jackson, H. (Eds.). (2008). Fiscal Challenges: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Budget Policy. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Musso, J., Graddy, E. A., & Grizard, J. (2008). Budgetary Arrangements in the Fifty States: In Search of Model Practices. In E. A. Graddy, E. Garrett & H. Jackson (Eds.), Fiscal Challenges: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Budget Policy (pp. 251). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Graddy, E. A., & Chen, B. (2006). The Consequences of Partner Selection in Service Delivery Collaborations.