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Price research shows boosting minimum wage decreases eviction risk
New research published by a team including USC Price's Moussa Diop shows minimum wage increases can help low-income workers pay rent and avoid eviction. However, the researchers also found that landlords begin raising rent in response to the wage increase after about three months. Read more >
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For father and daughter, building a community-focused business is family tradition

Danny Bakewell Jr. completed the Ross Minority Program in 1997. Last year, his daughter, Taelor, followed suit. They say the unique Price program is one reason why their family-owned firm has successfully developed land in communities of color throughout Southern California. Read more >
Expertise in Action
Faculty Advancing Change Through Research
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METRANS research to continue guiding policymakers under new leadership

Professor Marlon Boarnet has been named the next director of METRANS Transportation Center. Current Director Genevieve Giuliano reflected on two decades of leading groundbreaking research, and Boarnet explained how he will continue carrying out the center’s vital mission. Read more >
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New research reveals optimism and obstacles as California strives for sustainable groundwater use

A law passed in 2014 aims to protect California’s precious groundwater resources. Price Associate Professor William Leach and Professor Shui-Yan Tang evaluated its progress so far. They found that stakeholders are optimistic they will meet the state’s aggressive goals; however, several challenges – including complaints of inadequate funding – must be addressed. Read More >
On a Mission
Students and Alumni Making a Difference
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Price MHA students aim to change health care institutions from within

Two USC Master of Health Administration students are on a mission to eliminate disparities in America’s health care system. Inspired by their own experiences, they plan to break down the barriers faced by immigrants, people of color and other marginalized populations. Meet Christina and Eryn >
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USC Price urban planning students provide ideas for SoCal cities hoping to boost housing supply

Price MUP students designed site plans that can help Southern California cities address the housing shortage. The unique course taught by Professor Liz Falletta is a collaboration with Studio One Eleven, a local architecture and design firm whose staff visited class to provide feedback to students. Learn more >
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From design to development: Architects pivot to improve urban spaces for all

Price’s MRED isn't just for people with real estate experience. Two students who previously worked as architects are using the program to build careers where they can make lasting impacts on shared urban spaces. Read the full story >
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‘Here we sanitize’: Price student applies lessons from class to remind Trojans to disinfect

A USC Price student used lessons from Provost Professor Wändi Bruine de Bruin’s behavioral science class to create a compelling poster reminding students and staff to sanitize their hands. Read more >
Awards and Recognition
Emma Aguila was elected editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.
Alexandra Graddy-Reed was appointed to lead the research arm of “I-Corps Hub: West Region,” a $15 million National Science Foundation-funded initiative that seeks to advance new and diverse ventures in deep technologies.
Matt Jordan Miller (PhD ‘18) was named a “40 under 40” by Business Equality Magazine.
Rosalie Liccardo Pacula was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) committee to Review Specific Programs in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) as mandated by Congress.
William Resh was awarded the 2022 H. George Frederickson PA TIMES Award recipient for his article, “Developing Civic Leadership for the Next Generation.” 
Adam Rose was appointed co-chair of NASEM’s committee on Applied Research Topics for Hazard Mitigation and Resilience.
Renata Simril (MRED ‘99) was appointed to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being.
USC Price in the News
The New York Times quoted Neeraj Sood about at-home COVID-19 testing during the omicron surge.
The New York Times featured an op-ed from Arnold Schwarzenegger about how a proposal from California’s utility commission is threatening the progress of residential solar panel installation.
The Washington Post featured Bryan Tysinger’s research about years of life lost due to COVID-19 deaths.
The Washington Post featured Christian Grose in a piece about how lobbyists are more likely to get their way when they socialize with legislators.
The Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green on the potential for development of parking lots around Angel Stadium.
The Los Angeles Times highlighted Geraldine Knatz’s book, “Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor” in an article about L.A.’s Japanese population before World War II.

The Los Angeles Times mentioned Mindy Romero’s research and quoted her about middle-class Latinos slipping into lower income brackets due to the pandemic.

The Los Angeles Times quoted Karen Van Nuys about how middlemen are contributing to insulin price rises. The article also featured research co-authored by a team including Van Nuys and Neeraj Sood.

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Erroll Southers about his research on security at SoFi Stadium and Super Bowl events.

The Los Angeles Times featured James Moore on Inglewood’s proposed $1.4-billion fix for SoFi Stadium’s traffic problems.

NBC News quoted Emma Aguila about why retirees are returning to work.
The BBC World Service featured Wändi Bruine de Bruin in its “CrowdScience” podcast episode about decision making.

Yahoo! News featured Gary Painter on the origins of homelessness in California and its role in the upcoming Los Angeles mayoral election.

In Yahoo! News (via The Conversation), Wändi Bruine de Bruin explained that people who are bad with numbers often find it harder to make ends meet, regardless of their income.

Forbes quoted James Ferris on how Melinda French Gates and MacKenzie Scott are shifting the focus of philanthropy.

CALMatters featured commentary from Dana Goldman and Darius Lakdawalla about how a California institute of health technology assessment could eliminate wasteful spending by measuring the value of medical treatments.
CALMatters featured input from Alexandra Graddy-Reed on California’s new plan rewarding students who volunteer with financial aid.
The Chicago Sun-Times quoted Rosalie Pacula in an article about cannabis regulation in Illinois.

The Sacramento Bee featured Frank Zerunyan in a story about how Sacramento’s mayor cleared the way for construction of the multibillion-dollar Aggie Square development.
The San Diego Tribune quoted James Moore about a recently approved $160 billion plan for transit and road charges.

LAist quoted Gary Painter on how a new bill could support the construction of affordable housing for students.

Western City included an op-ed from Frank Zerunyan about the value of public service.

Patch quoted Paul Ginsburg about Senate Democrats’ efforts to lower prescription drug prices.

This represents only a portion of recent USC Price faculty media.
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