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.
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.
Environmental economics, computable general equilibrium modeling, policy analysis, distributional analysis, behavioral responses to terrorism events.
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
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.†
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.
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
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 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 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.
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.
Reviewer for Risk Analysis Journal, 2012.
Member of Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
Member of Western Economics Association.
Professor Gary Dean Painter
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 301A
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Professor Adam Rose
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 230
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Professor Lisa Schweitzer
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 311
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626