Innovative and Multidisciplinary
The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is home to research and policy centers, institutes and initiatives that focus on strengthening public policy and public service nationally and around the world.
These innovative and multidisciplinary research centers work with academic, nonprofit and government organizations to generate new approaches to research and unique solutions to pressing urban problems. These partnerships are yet another way NYU Wagner helps reframe how we understand and act on issues of public importance.
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About the Centers
Financial Access Initiative
Housed at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Financial Access Initiative is a consortium of leading development economists focused on substantially expanding access to quality financial services for low-income individuals.
The Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy
The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, the only joint research center of the NYU School of Law and NYU's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, is the leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate development, and housing.
Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management
The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management works with public, private, and non-profit partners in supporting innovative research, convening thinkers and policy-makers from around the region and the world, and training students and leaders in the field.
The Institute for Education and Social Policy
The Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) conducts non-partisan scientific research about U.S. education and related social policy issues to help inform educational institutions and policymakers about the effectiveness of instructional programs, the impact of school reform initiatives and the relationships between academic achievement, school finance and socio-economic and demographic factors such as poverty, ethnicity and immigration status.
John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress
The mission of the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress is to increase the understanding of Congress-"the People's Branch" of government-its role in making policy; its powers, processes and responsibilities. As a part of NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Brademas Center strives to help the next generation of public service leaders develop a deeper understanding of how and why Congress makes decisions.
Center for Global Public Service and Social Impact
The NYUAD Center for Global Public Service and Social Impact's mission is to advance international understanding and effective practice for strengthening the global public service as a driver of social impact in a constantly changing international environment. It is designed to support the entrepreneurial, effective and efficient production of public value by governments, nongovernmental organizations and private social ventures, by working through networks of scholars, opinion leaders and senior executives across the world.
NYU Wagner Innovation Labs
The Wagner Innovation Labs are a series of experiments that marry theory and practice to promote informed, evidence-based policy decision-making in a complex world. Each Lab has its own focus and approach, and operates independently, but all reflect NYU Wagner's broad commitment to bringing policy's scholars, thinkers and practitioners together, both figuratively and literally, to improve the way policy is made.