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The Joint Effects of Income, Vehicle Technology, and Rail Transit Access on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

New paper published: The Joint Effects of Income, Vehicle Technology, and Rail Transit Access on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Marlon G. Boarnet, Raphael W. Bostic, Andrew Eisenlohr, Seva Rodnyansky, Raúl Santiago-Bartolomei, Huê-Tâm Webb Jamme First Published July 28, 2018 Research Article  https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118787087 * Abstract This paper examines the relationship between income, Read more…

Fast-Forward to the Frightening Future

Fast-Forward to the Frightening Future: How the 21st Century Cures Act Accelerates Technological Innovation…at Unknown Risk to Us All Anthony W. Orlando, Arnold J. Rosoff First Published August 14, 2018 Research Article https://doi.org/10.1177/0098858818789425 * I. INTRODUCTION Regulating technology in a field being fundamentally transformed by rapid advances is an exercise Read more…

Policy uncertainty and corporate performance in government-sponsored voluntary environmental programs

“Policy uncertainty and corporate performance in government-sponsored voluntary environmental programs” Ning Liu, Shui-Yan Tang, Xueyong Zhan, and Carlos Wing-Hung Lo https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.04.110 Abstract This study combines insights from the policy uncertainty literature and neo-institutional theory to examine corporate performance in implementing a government-sponsored voluntary environmental program (VEP) during 2004–2012 in Guangzhou, Read more…

Resh’s new book centers on “Rethinking the Administrative Presidency”

Why do presidents face so many seemingly avoidable bureaucratic conflicts? And why do these clashes usually intensify toward the end of presidential administrations, when a commander-in-chief’s administrative goals tend to be more explicit and better aligned with their appointed leadership’s prerogatives? In a newly published book titled Rethinking the Administrative Read more…

Resh publishes new article in premier Public Administration journal

by Justine Dodgen A new article co-authored by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate Bill Resh was accepted into the  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. The article, entitled “A Systems Theory Approach to Innovation Implementation: Why Organizational Location Matters,” examines how the “success” of adopted innovations depends on both the source of innovation and the organizational Read more…

Tang publishes new article in Policy Studies Journal

by Justine Dodgen This month, Professor and Bedrosian Center Research Director Shui Yan Tang coauthored a new article in the Policy Studies Journal entitled “Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices.” His paper examines how regulatory factors are related to basic and proactive corporate environmental management practices in the Pearl River Delta region Read more…

Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices

“Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices” Ning Liu, Shui-Yan Tang,Xueyong Zhan, Carlos Wing-Hung Lo DOI: 10.1111/psj.12130 Abstract A lack of clear political commitment together with confusing rules and enforcement often characterize the institutional context of policy implementation and regulatory compliance in developing countries. By connecting such contextual features to Read more…

Climate, Environmental Health Vulnerability, and Physical Planning

Jovanna Rosen, a Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Development at the USC Price School, published an article titled “Climate, Environmental Health Vulnerability, and Physical Planning: A Review of the Forecasting Literature” in the Journal of Planning Literature. In the piece, she ties environmental health, planning, and climate forecasting literature to formulate Read more…

New and recent book publications

  Rethinking the Administrative Presidency, by William G Resh. Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press. 2015 Homeownership Built to Last: Balancing Access, Affordability, and Risk after the Housing Crisis, with chapter by Raphael Bostic. Brookings Institution Press. 2014 Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil, with chapter by Raphael Bostic. University Read more…

Tinoco releases new article

Community Investment released a new paper by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, Eduardo Tinoco.  The paper provides a brief historical background of veterans’ educational benefits. Tinoco identifies current challenges facing student veterans. He explores the cost of student veterans’ education and the role of the new G.I. Bill. Universities help student veterans Read more…

William Resh: New article in Presidential Studies Quarterly

Resh, William G. Appointee–Careerist Relations in the Presidential Transition of 2008?2009. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 12/2014, Volume 44, Issue 4. Abstract This research takes a different approach from most studies of presidential transitions by examining transition preparations from the unique perspective of the career bureaucrats that provide a critical connection between transitions and Read more…

Framing the Sustainable Future

Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities: Strategies, Methods and Outlook Edited by Daniel A. Mazmanian, Professor of Public Policy, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California and Hilda Blanco, Research Professor and Interim Director, Center for Sustainable Cities, Sol Price School of Public Policy University of Southern California, Read more…

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