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I am in my fifth year of a PhD at USCís Price School of Public Policy. My advisors are Gary Painter and Adam Rose.

My research has focused on the policy and economics of disasters, particularly environmental and terrorism policy, and the impacts to regional economies and transportation systems.

I have worked on a number of projects at the USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) and co-founded Carbon Retirement, an innovative London-based carbon offsets company.

 

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Public Policy, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California. 2008-present.

Advisors: Gary Painter and Adam Rose.

Dissertation title: The Cost Distribution of U.S. Federal Emissions Trading Policy.

Master of Public Policy, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, 2008.

B.Sc. (Hons) International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, 2006.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Environmental economics, computable general equilibrium modeling, policy analysis, distributional analysis, behavioral responses to terrorism events.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

1.      Rosoff, H., John, R., and Prager, F. (2012) Dynamics of Affect, Threat Beliefs, Perceived Risk, and Intended Avoidance Behavior During a Scenario Simulation of an Escalating Biological Disaster, Risk Analysis 32(4), 729-43

 

2.      Rose, A., Wei, D., and Prager, F. (2012) Distributional Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading: Alternative Allocation and Recycling Strategies in California. Contemporary Economic Policy. Article first published online: 6 JAN 2012, DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-7287.2011.00296.x

 

3.      Cox, A., Prager, F., and Rose, A. (2011). Transportation Security and the Role of Resilience: A Foundation for Operational Metrics, Transport Policy, 18(2) 307-317

 

4.      Prager, F., Beeler Asay, G.R., Von Winterfeldt, D., and Lee, B. (2011). Exploring Reductions in London Underground Passengers following the 2005 Bombings. Risk Analysis.31(5) 773-786

Book Chapters

5.      Schweitzer, L., Murray-Tuite, P. Inloes, D., Rhoads, M., and Prager, F. Freight Security and Livability: US Toxic and Hazardous Events from 2000 to 2010. Forthcoming.

Technical Reports

6.      Rose, A,. Wei, D., Prager, F. (2010) Impacts of Climate Policy on the California Economy. In Designing the Allocation Process for Californiaís Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Program: The multi-billion dollar question. December 2010. Available online at http://nextten.org/next10/publications/trading.html

7.      Prager, F., and Von Winterfeldt, D. (Eds.). (2009). Behavioral Changes Following Terrorist Attacks: International Comparisons. Report for METRANS Transportation Center, USC.

SELECT CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Prager, F. State-Level Economic Impacts of U.S. Emissions Trading Policy: Implications for Interregional Equity and Federal Policy-Making, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Baltimore, November 2012.

Prager, F. The Equity Impacts of U.S. Federal Emissions Trading Policy. Western Economic Association International, San Francisco, CA, June 2012.

Prager F., Burns, W., MacKenzie, C. Behavioral Rates of Return Following Terrorist Attacks. INFORMS, Austin, TX, November 2010.

Prager, F., Tucker, J.L., and Sneberger, L-P. The Policy Problem of Non-ductile Concrete Buildings in Los Angeles: Costly Earthquakes, Uncertain Owners. ASCE/SEI Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Others Structures. San Francisco, CA, December 2009.

Prager, F., Beeler Asay, G.R., Von Winterfeldt, D., and Lee, B. Exploring Reductions in London Underground Passengers following the 2005 Bombings. CREATE Brownbag seminar. USC, Los Angeles, CA, March 2009

WORK EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, August 2007- present

Co-Founder and Research Coordinator, Carbon Retirement, London, UK, March 2008 Ė February 2010

Data Analyst, Museums, Libraries, and Archives Council, UK Department of Culture, Media, and Sport, London, UK, May 2007- August 2007

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant for courses at USC School of Policy, Planning and Develop: PPD 560 Methods for Policy Analysis (Spring 2011); PPD 557 Modeling and Operations Research (Fall 2009; Spring 2008); PPD 473 Public Policy and Planning Analysis (Fall 2007).

INVITED LECTURES

Invited Guest Lecturer on Emissions Trading Schemes for classes at USC: ENST 500 Introduction to Environmental Studies, ENST 387x Economics for Natural Resources and the Environment, ENST 436 Environmental Politics, ENE 429 Air Pollution Control, ENE 502 Environmental and Regulatory Compliance, PPD 461 Sustainability Planning.

AWARDS

USC Price School of Public Policy, Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2012.

USC Price School of Public Policy, Award for Excellence in Scholarly Publication, 2012.

USC Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2012-13.

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grant, 2009. Distributional Impacts of a U.S. Federal Emissions Trading Scheme.

Outstanding Student of the Year 2009, National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research (METRANS), USC Price School of Public Policy.

USC Price School of Public Policy, Deanís Certificate of Merit, (GPA 3.98), 2008.

USC Price School of Public Policy, Deanís Merit Scholarship, Masterís of Public Policy, 2006.

London School of Economics Student Union, Honorary Life Member, 2006.

SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Reviewer for Risk Analysis Journal, 2012.

Member of Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

Member of Western Economics Association.

REFEREES

Professor Gary Dean Painter

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 301A

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

gpainter@usc.edu

213-740-8754

Professor Adam Rose

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 230

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

Adam.Rose@usc.edu

213-740-8022

Professor Lisa Schweitzer

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 311

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

lschweit@usc.edu

213-740-3866

 

 

 

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