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The Supreme Court just took a case on the EPA’s authority. Its decision could undo most major federal laws.

Pamela Clouser McCann co-authored a piece written for the Washington Post‘s Monkey Cage policy analysis column. Our research finds that if the Supreme Court were to invalidate either the EPA’s authority or the vaccine mandate under this doctrine, it might unravel nearly every major law Congress has passed since World War Read more…

Hindsight is 2020, Insight is 2021

Pamela Clouser McCann to be guest speaker at the launch of the STARs* Research Community, December 17th at 11 a.m. (Pacific), 2 p.m. (Eastern).   Hindsight is 2020, Insight is 2021 Co-hosted by Opportunity@Work and Cognizant U.S. Foundation, select researchers will share their striking insights and important implications from the multi-disciplinary STARs Read more…

The Model Thinker

If models of the world are all wrong, why are they critical to understanding our complex world? Page’s book entreats readers to push to me clear about how they think about the world.

Today, host Pamela Clouser McCann discusses the book The Model Thinker with guests Jeffery A. Jenkins and James Lo.

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The Myth of Independence

Congressional historian Sarah Binder joins neighbor and investment manager, Matt Spindel in a look at the history of the relationship between the Federal Reserve and its legislative parent, Congress. The result is the Princeton University Press book The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve.

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Bedrosian Center, Jenkins convene national scholars for ‘Pivotal Politics’ symposium

Nearly 20 years ago, Stanford Professor Keith Krehbiel wrote a book showing that political parties are less important in legislative-executive politics than previously thought — challenging previous assumptions of American politics and influencing the work of many up-and-coming scholars. USC Price School of Public Policy Provost Professor Jeffery Jenkins was completing graduate school when Krehbiel released Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking in 1998.

The Nine

The Nine is Jeffrey Toobin’s reveals the lives of post-WWII Supreme Court Justices. He explores the notion of ideology and politics within the role of the judicial branch. We’ve chosen this 2007 title as a general look at the Supreme Court in order to discuss rule of law, personal politics, and the judicial branch more broadly.

Faculty Awards Announced

by Justine Dodgen 2014-2015 Faculty Research Awards Announced The Bedrosian Center is pleased to announce the research projects that have been selected for Faculty Research Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. Pam McCann, Assistant Professor at Price, received an award for a research project to develop a political bargaining theory that Read more…

Bedrosian Faculty at APPAM

Center Director, Raphael Bostic and Bedrosian Faculty Affiliates, Elizabeth Graddy, Pamela McCann, Juliet Musso, William Resh, and Christopher Weare among others, are presenting at this year’s Association for Public Policy Analysis and Managment (APPAM) Fall Conference in Albuquerque, NM this week. Raphael Bostic will be participating in the following roundtables: The Read more…

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