James Ferris

University of Southern California
Price School of Public Policy

The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
USA
90089-0626
jferris@usc.edu

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Professor Ferris is currently investigating the changing landscape of philanthropy; roles and strategies for foundation engagement in public policymaking; place-based philanthropy; and philanthropic-government partnerships. His previous research examines public service delivery, focusing on the contracting decisions of local governments, the use of volunteers, and strategies to improve public sector performance through competition, decentralization, and privatization.

Citation:
Place Based Initiatives in the Context of Public Policy and the Market: Moving to Higher Ground, The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Price School of Public Policy, USC, 2015 (edited with E. Hopkins)
Citation:
"Catalyzing Collaboration." USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy.
Abstract: A study of 21 offices of strategic partnerships across the federal government.
Citation:
Ferris, James and Nicolas Williams. "Philanthropy and Government Working Together: The Role of Offices of Strategic Partnerships in Public Problem Solving, Research Report, The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy."
Citation:
Ferris, James, ed. 2009. Foundations and Public Policy: Leveraging Dollars, Knowledge and Networks for Greater Impact, The Foundation Center, New York.

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy
Governance PRIMARY
Social Policy
Urban Public Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY

Keywords

PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATIONS PHILANTHROPIC-GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIPS PLACE-BASED PHILANTHROPY URBAN GOVERNANCE