Tag: research update

August 21, 2015

Governmental public policies provide a framework for programs, services, and resource allocations to address societal problems. The bicameral nature of the United States Congress provides a setting for conflict not just on whether to reform existing policy, but on what policy instruments to employ. 

August 21, 2015

Policies such as community benefits agreements (CBAs) and project labor agreements (PLAs) have recently proliferated in urban governance. These community development agreements similarly attempt to leverage urban growth and public participation within the development process to promote community development (Saito & Truong, 2014).

August 21, 2015

Does transparency enhance the ability for voters to evaluate candidates for office, and reward those candidates who are transparent and honest? Did the random audit policy formerly used by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) have positive benefits for both citizens and candidates?  We theorize that increased transparency creates a stronger democratic process by providing more information to voters about candidates.

July 28, 2015

Organized by the Choice Modelling Centre at the University of Leeds, the 14th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research was held July 19-23, 2015 at the Beaumont Estate in Windsor, UK.…

May 1, 2015

An article in the May/June issue (V75.3) of Public Administration Review, is garnering media and more importantly, professional attention. Assessing the Past and Promise of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), authored by Sergio…

April 23, 2015

Bedrosian Faculty and their research were widely represented at the 73rd annual Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference this past week. Kathleen Doherty presented two papers: Private Sector Experts and Policymaking…

April 23, 2015

by Pamela McCann Solving our enormous policy problems in today’s complex world requires a balance of appetite for change, capacity for reform, and fortitude.  Although not all societal problems require…

April 10, 2015

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.…

March 12, 2015
September 2, 2014

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.…

August 25, 2014
July 15, 2014

Professor David Sloane recently took a whirlwind tour of Seoul, giving several presentations, seminars, and meeting with alumni and new USC Price students along the way.   June 18th Lecture: Planning…

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…

March 12, 2014
February 28, 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…

October 31, 2013
October 25, 2013

(originally posted in The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation 2011 and 2012 Report) Water shortages are an unfortunate reality in Southern California, a desert region characterized by an arid…

August 20, 2013
July 3, 2013
December 4, 2012
November 20, 2012

Professor Terry Cooper, along with research students Weijie Wang, Hui Li, and Henry Yee (now Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore), have been working on a Bedrosian Center funded project called “From Subjects to Citizens: How…

November 13, 2012
October 30, 2012

Associate Professor Anthony Bertelli has been working with colleague Peter John, from University College London,  on the question of why governments favor one policy over another.  Their findings will be released in an article titled “Public Policy Investment: Risk and Return in British Politics,” in the British Journal of Political Science. We talked with Bertelli about this research and what the findings could mean.

October 23, 2012

Last week, we caught up with Assistant Professor David Suárez. He has been working on a project entitled “Collaboration and Civic Engagement in National Parks.” Today, we’ll take a look at some of his findings and possible impacts.