Jennifer Miller 
Assistant Professor,
Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
Global MPP Course: Economic Foundations for Public Policy
Phone: +1 (213) 821-5799
Expertise: Economic development, science and technology policy, workforce policy.
Jennifer Miller is an Assistant Professor (Teaching) at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. She teaches courses on microeconomics and on policy formulation, implementation, and analysis. In 2015 she received a Teaching with Technology grant from USC’s Center for Scholarly Technology for development of a data-driven assignment for undergraduates. Her research focuses on policy related to employment and economic development. She is particularly interested in the scientific workforce and issues of labor substitution and complementarie, including automation, offshoring, and immigration. Her research has been of interest to diverse audiences including the Health Professions Network, cityLAB, and the Prudentia Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is the focal point for postdoctoral scholars within Price and presented a workshop on career options for doctorate recipients at USC’s “Beyond the PhD” conference. She holds a doctorate in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to earning her doctorate, she worked for IBM in human resources.


  • Miller, J., Book review: Knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship in low-tech industries edited by Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen and Isabel Schwinge; Science and Public Policy,42(2): 287-288; 2015.
  • Miller, J., & Feldman, M., Isolated in the lab: Examining dissatisfaction in postdoctoral appointments; Journal of Higher Education, 86(5); DOI: 10.1353/jhe.2015.0029 2015; 2015.
  • Miller, J., Autonomous vehicles: Implications for employment demand; The Bridge,45(3) Fall; 2015.
  • Modic, D., Novak, M., Prejean, L., and Miller, J. , Let the best (wo)man decide: Gender equality in economic decision making in SME’s; Report on a US Embassy NGO small grant sponsored initiative; 2015, March.
  • Miller, J., & Feldman, M. P., The sorcerer’s postdoc apprentice: uncertain funding and contingent highly skilled labour; Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 7(2): 289-305. doi: 10.1093/cjres/rsu003; online: April 16; 2014.
  • Miller, J.M., Book review: The new knowledge workersby Dariusz Jemelniak; Science and Public Policy, 40(1), 277-278; 2013.
  • Feldman, M., Lanahan, L., & Miller, J. M., Inadvertent infrastructure and regional entrepreneurial policy; in M. Fritsch (Ed.) Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and regional development.Cheltenham: Edward Elgar; 2011.
  • Miller, J.M., Why we are here: A review of the literature on rationales for postdoctoral appointments; Journal of Postdoctoral Affairs, 1(1), 1-28; 2011.
  • Miller, J. M., Universities, industries, and government in collaboration: A review of the literature on research centers; Tomorrow's Technology Transfer, 2(1), 69-85; 2010.