Academic Research

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Academic Research plays an important role in informing public dialogue and evidence-based policy solutions. The USC Schwarzenegger Institute contributes to this process through supporting research and curating policy relevant research. To ensure that theis research informs and impacts public dialogue and public policy, the Institute highlights relevant research at forums, symposiums and summits, and disseminates the research to press, stakeholders and policy makers.

education

Teacher Effectiveness

Move Over Value-­‐Added Measures: Principals’ Human Capital Decisions and the Emergence of Teacher Observation Data
Ellen Goldring et al.,
2014
 
Can We Identify a Successful Teacher Better, Faster, and Cheaper? Evidence from Innovating Teacher Observation Systems
John Gargani and Michael Strong
2014
 
Getting Teacher Evaluation Right: What Really Matters for Effectiveness and Improvement
Linda Darling-­‐Hammond\
2013
 
Multiple Measures of Good Teaching
UCLA Center X
2011
 

Technology in Education

Learning technology Effectiveness
US Department of Education, Office of Education Technology
2014
 
Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology, 4th Edition
Specter, J.M., Merrill, M.D., Elen, M., and Bishop, M.J.
2014
 

Social Emotional Learning

The Missing Piece
Civic Enterprises with Peter D Hart Research Associates
2013
 
Enhancing Cognitive and Social–Emotional Development Through a Simple-to-Administer Mindfulness-Based School Program for Elementary School Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, Eva Oberle, Molly Stewart Lawlor, David Abbott, Kimberly Thomson, Tim F. Oberlander and Adele Diamond
2015
 

After-School

America After 3pm: Afterschool Programs in Demand
Nikki Yamashiro and Jen Rinehart
2014
 
Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success
Peterson, T.
2013
 
The Achievement Gap is Real
Pierce, K.M., Auger, A. and Vandell, D.L.
2013
 
Washington 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Evaluation: Year 2
American Institutes for Research
2014
 
hode Island 21st Century Community Learning Center Program Evaluation: Descriptive Report
American Institutes for Research
2014
 
Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers: Year 2 Evaluation Report
American Institutes for Research
2013
 
Independent Statewide Evaluations of the After School Education and Safety Program and 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program 2012-2013
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at the University of California, Los Angeles
2013
 
A Meta-Analysis of After-School Programs That Seek to Promote Personal and Social Skills in Children and Adolescents
Durlak, J.A., Weissberg, R.P., and Pachan, M.
2010
 
Keeping Kids in School: An LA’s BEST Example A Study Examining the Long-Term Impact of LA’s BEST on Students’ Dropout Rates
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at the University of California, Los Angeles
2005
 
Out-of-school time programs: A meta-analysis of effects for at-risk students.
Lauer, P. A., Akiba, M., Wilkerson, S. B., Apthorp, H. S., Snow, D., & Martin-Glenn, M. L.
2006
 
Outcomes Linked to High-Quality Afterschool Programs: Longitudinal Findings from the Study of Promising Afterschool Programs. University of California, Irvine. Irvine, CA
Vandell, D.L., et. al.
2007
 
 
energy and the environment

Climate Assessment

Intergovernmental climate change mitigation policy: Theory and outcomes
Journal of Public Policy Hal Nelson, Adam Rose, Dan Wei, Thomas Peterson and Jeffrey Wennberg
2015
 
National Climate Assessment Report
Advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, for the Subcommittee on Global Change Research
May 2015
 
Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change-Working Group
2013
 
A post-audit of geothermal development in California’s Imperial Valley
Journal of Sustainable Energy Engineering Lee White, Fred Aminzadeh and Adam Rose
2014
 
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability - Part A
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Working Group II
2014
 
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability - Part B
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Working Group II
2014
 
Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change-Working Group III
2014
 
Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change-Working Group IV
2014
 

Economic Cost of Climate Change

Scaling Up: From Local to Global Climate Action
R20 and USC Schwarzenegger Institute, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and The Stanley Foundation
December 2015
 
The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change
Council of Economic Advisors
July 2014
 
Development of reduced-form models to evaluate macroeconomic impacts of greenhouse gas mitigation
Journal of Sustainable Energy Engineering Dan Wei, Noah Dormady and Adam Rose
2015
 
Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States
Thomas Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, & Henry Paulson, Jr.
June 2014
 
AB32 Scoping Plan
California Air Resources Board
May 2014
 
Economic Analysis of the 2014 Drought for California Agriculture
Richard Howitt, Josué Medellín-Azuara, Duncan MacEwan, Jay Lund, & Daniel Sumner
July 2014
 
A roadmap for repowering California for all purposes with wind, water, and sunlight
Mark Z. Jacobson, et. al.
2014
 
An innovation-focused roadmap for a sustainable global photovoltaic industry
Cheng Zheng and Daniel M Kammen
2014
 
Macroeconomic impacts of the California Global Warming Solutions Act on the Southern California economy
Adam Rose and Dan Wei
2014
 
Developing and assessing investment options for economic, energy, and climate security gains in the U.S.
Pat Delaquil, Gary Goldstein, Hal Nelson, Thomas Peterson, Stephen Roe, Adam Rose, Dan Wei and Jeffery Wennberg
2014
 
Economic resilience and the sustainability of cities in the face of climate change: An ecological economics framework, Chapter 17
Handbook of Sustainable Cities Adam Rose
2014
 
Economic mitigation challenges: how further delay closes the door for achieving climate targets
Gunnar Luderer, et.al.
2013
 
SunShot Solar Power Reduces Costs and Uncertainty in Future Low-Carbon Electricity System
Ana Mileva, James H Nelson, Josiah Johnston and Daniel M, Kammen
2013
 
Our Changing Climate 2012: Vulnerability & Adaptation to the Increasing Risks from Climate Change In California
Susanne Moser, Julia Ekstrom, Guido Franco
2012
 
Climate change and growth scenarios for California wildfire
Anthony Westerling, B. P. Bryant, H. K. Preisler, T. P. Holmes, H. G. Hidalgo, T. Das and S. R. Shresth
2011
 
Potential impacts of increased coastal flooding in California due to sea-level rise
Matthew Heberger, Heather Cooley, Pablo Herrera, Peter H. Gleick and Eli Moore
2011
 
The US Economic Impacts of Climate Change and the Costs of Inaction
Matthias Ruth, et. al.
October 2007
 
Distributional impacts of greenhouse gas emissions trading: Alternative allocation and recycling strategies in California
Contemporary Economic Policy Adam Rose, Dan Wei and Fynnwin Prager
2012
 

Energy Policy

An Affinity-to-Commons Model of Public Support For Environmental Energy Policy
Ryan Merrill, Nicole Sintov
October 2016
 
A meta-analysis of the economic impacts of climate action plans
Energy Journal Adam Rose and Noah Dormady
2011
 
Toward Sustainable Production: Finding Workable Strategies for Government and Industry
Daniel Press and Daniel Mazmanian
2015
 
A Governing Framework for Climate Change Adaptation in the Built Environment
Daniel Mazmanian, John Jurewitz and Hal Nelson
2013
 
Same dream, different beds: Can America and China take effective steps to solve the climate problem?
Jun Bi, Oran Young, Robert Costanza, Lingxuan Liu, Roger Kasperson, Ye Qi, Daniel Guttman, Kejun, Daniel Mazmanian, Shiqiu Zhang, Jungie Zha
2014
 
Sustainable Development and Governance
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy, Ch. 9 Daniel A. Mazmanian and Laurie Kaye Nijaki
2013
 

Financing the Green Economy

Climate Finance: A Status Report and Action Plan
R20, USC Schwarzenegger Institute
December 2105
 

Impact of Regional & Sub-National Action

Scaling Up: From Local to Global Climate Action
R20 and USC Schwarzenegger Institute, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and The Stanley Foundation
December 2015
 
Economic impacts of the Florida Climate Change Action Plan
Adam Rose and Dan Wei
2012
 
Regional macroeconomic assessment of the Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan
Adam Rose, Dan Wei and Noah Dormady
2011
 
Resilience and sustainability in the face of disasters
Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions Adam Rose
2011
 
Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities: Strategies, Methods and Outlook
Daniel A. Mazmanian and Hilda Blanco
2014
 
Climate Change Policy: A Race to the Top Governing California: Politics, Government and Public Policy in the Golden State, Ch. 16
Daniel A. Mazmanian, Hal T. Nelson, and John Jurewitz
2013
 
The Paradox of ‘Acting Globally While Thinking Locally’: Discordance in Climate Change Adaptation Policy Formation
Daniel A. Mazmanian, John Jurewitz, abd Hal T. Nelson
2013
 
Industry Influence in State Climate Change Planning Efforts
Elena Maggioni, Hal Nelson, and Daniel Mazmanian
2012
 

California Drought

The Exploration of Digital Public Administration and E-Government in the Management and Engagement of California’s Drought
Rhett-Alexander Paranay and Brandon De Bruhl
2015
 
Total Regional Economic Losses from Water Supply Disruptions to the Los Angeles County Economy
Adam Rose, Ian Sue Wing, Dan Wei and Misak Avetisyan

 
political reform

California Reforms

The Adoption of Electoral Reforms and Ideological Change in the California State Legislature
Christian R. Grose
2014
 
California's New Electoral Reforms: How Did They Work?
Eric McGhee and Daniel Krimm
2012
 

Redistricting

Congress in Black and White: Race and Representation in Washington and at home
Christian R. Grose
2011
 
Partisan Gerrymandering and the Efficiency Gap
Nicholas Stephanopoulos and Eric McGhee
2015
 
Professor Justin Levitt’s Guide to Drawing the Electoral Lines
Justin Levitt
2012
 
The Paradox of Redistricting: How Partisan Mapmakers Foster Competition but Disrupt Representation
Antoine Yoshinaka and Chad Murphy
2011
 
Partisan Gerrymandering and the Efficiency Gap
Nicholas Stephanopoulos and Eric McGhee
2015
 
The Gerrymanders are Coming! Legislative Redistricting Won’t Affect Competition or Polarization Much, No Matter Who Does It
Seth E. Masket, Jonathan Winburn, and Gerald Wright
2012
 
Reevaluating the Effects of Redistricting on Electoral Competition
Jamie L. Carson, Michael A. Crespin, and Ryan D. Williamson
2014
 

Open Primary/Top 2

Open Primaries
Eric McGhee and Daniel Krimm
2010
 
Nonpartisan Primary Election Reform: Mitigating Mischief
R. Michael Alvarez and J. Andrew Sinclair
2015
 
Electoral Institutions and Legislative Behavior: The Effects of Primary Processes
R. Michael Alvarez and Betsy Sinclair
2012
 
A Primary Cause of Partisanship? Nomination Systems and Legislator Ideology
Eric McGhee, Seth Masket, Boris Shor, Steven Rogers, and Nolan McCarty
2014
 
Special issue on the top-two primary and California politics
The California Journal of Politics and Policy
2015
 
Primary Election Systems and Representation
Gerber, Elisabeth and Rebecca Morton
1998
 

Campaign Finance

Citizens United, States Divided: An Empirical Analysis of Independent Political Spending
Douglas M. Spencer and Abby K. Wood
2014
 
Whose Government? Whose Voice?
Jay Riestenberg
2015
 
The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures.
Lynda W. Powell

 
Citizens United, States Divided: An Empirical Analysis of Independent Political Spending.
Abby Wood and Douglas Spencer

 
No Middle Ground: How Informal Party Organizations Control Nominations and Polarize Legislatures.
Seth E. Masket
2011
 
Does Public Financing Chill Political Speech? Exploiting a Court Injunction as a Natural Experiment.
Conor M. Dowling, Ryand D. Enos, Anthony Fowler, and Costas Panagopoulos
2012
 

Voter access/voter ID

What Do I need to Vote? Bureaucratic Discretion and Discrimination by Local Election Officials.
Ariel White, Noah L. Nathan, and Julie Faller
2015
 
The Effects of Voter ID Notification on Voter Turnout: Results from a Large-scale Field Experiment.
Jack Citrin, Donald P. Green, and Morris Levy
2014
 
A New Barrier to Participation: Heterogenous Application of Voter Identification Policies.
Lonna Atkeson, Lisa Ann Bryant, Thad E. Hall, Kyle Saunders, and Michael Alvarez
2010
 
The Disproportionate Impact of Voter-ID Requirements on the Electorate.
Matt Barreto , Stephen A. Nuno, and Gabriel Sanchez
2007
 
Balancing Fraud Prevention and Electoral Participation: Attitudes Toward Voter Identification.
Lonna Rae Atkeson, R. Michael Alvarez, Thad E. Hall, and J. Andrew Sinclair
2014