Successful US launch of our partnership with Sol Price Center for Social Innovation at University of Southern California
PERU's Chris Fox was at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles last week for the launch of our partnership with the Price Center for Social Innovation. The lauch was marked by an event at which Chris Fox and USC's Professor Gary Painter talked about their work on SIBs and their plans for the partnership.
Through this partnership, the USC Price Center and Manchester Metropolitan University will jointly develop and publish multiple papers on social impact bonds and social innovation more broadly, and pursue large-scale research projects comparing the impact investing landscape in the U.S. and the U.K. Additionally, the partnership will provide funding for researchers from each institution to to undertake study visits that focus on an aspect of social impact investing, in collaboration with scholars from the partner institution.
The partnership builds on existing collaborative work such as a jointly authored book on Payment by Results and Social Impact Bonds: Outcome-based payment systems in the UK and US was published by Policy Press/University of Chicago Press.
To strengthen the collaboration we are delighted to announce that Professor Gary Painter, Director of the Price Center for Social Innovation has been made a Visiting Professor at PERU and Professor Chris Fox, Director of the Policy Evaluation and Resarch Unit has been made a Distinguished Fellow at the USC Price Center for Social Innovation.