Sol Price School of Public Policy
The USC Sol Price School of Policy, Planning, and Development is renowned for both its capacity to apply expertise from multiple fields to a single issue and the depth of its contributions from each field. Its research provides vital data to important academic disciplines and helps shape real-world solutions.
Sol Price faculty rank third at USC in terms of per capita research grants - a reflection of both faculty productivity and the quality of research. In 2009-10, Sol Price's external funding totaled $28 million.
Central to Sol Price's work are the research and activities conducted through its research centers, institutes, and initiatives:
USC Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise strives to understand and promote democratic governance in the United States and across the world.
Center for Economic Development assists local economic development organizations by providing technical assistance and training services for organizations to help develop community capacity.
Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy promotes more effective philanthropy and strengthens the nonprofit sector through research that informs philanthropic decision making and public policy to advance public problem solving.
Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration aims to promote research and civic communication in order to expand knowledge and understanding about the integration of immigrants.
Center for Sustainable Cities engages in multidisciplinary research and education on the environmental, social and economic sustainability challenges facing metropolitan regions.
Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy seeks to actively address the economic, financial, and demographic dimensions of public infrastructure development.
Lusk Center for Real Estate is dedicated to expanding real estate knowledge, enlightening business practice, and confronting challenges that impact the real estate industry, the urban economy, and public policy.
National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) enhances national security through forging models and tools for the analysis of the risks, costs and impacts of terrorism by implementing reasonable investments in homeland security.
METRANS Transportation Center seeks to solve transportation problems of large metropolitan areas through multidisciplinary research, education and outreach.
Population Dynamics Research Group employs census data, population forecasts, and self-produced California Demographic Futures to promote policies aimed at improving the human condition.
Schaeffer Center for Health Care Policy and Economics uses evidence to challenge assumptions, advance policy and reshape healthcare by promoting health and value in health care delivery in the United States and internationally.
The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI), a nationally recognized policy and research institute, conducts analyses related to Hispanic and other low-income minority groups.