Faculty & Research

The Heart of NYU Wagner

The heart of NYU Wagner's programs is our faculty. Premier scholars in a variety of disciplines and fields—economics, finance, sociology, political science, law, planning, healthcare, and more—our faculty members conceive new answers to ambitious social questions.

Faculty members come to NYU Wagner from around the country and around the world. With extensive ties to leading health, nonprofit, and government institutions, they bring the complicated and often difficult realities of public service today to Wagner's classrooms. They have chosen NYU Wagner as their home because they understand that today's most critical issues require interdisciplinary approaches and creative solutions.

Read more about the impact our faculty has been having over the past year:

View 2014-15 Highlights

Publications and Projects

Our award-winning scholars engage in research that changes the way in which people frame, understand, analyze and act on public issues and policies.

View recent publications and projects by faculty at NYU Wagner. 

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Selected Projects & Initiatives

The Financial Access Initiative (FAI) is an NYU Wagner research sector that explores how financial services can better meet the needs and improve the lives of poor households.

Professor Jonathan Morduch, Founding Director and Executive Editor


The Journal of Public Policy (JPP), a Cambridge University Press journal that is housed at NYU Wagner, applies social science theories and concepts to significant political, economic, and social issues and to the ways in which public policies are made. The JPP blog shares information with scholars and other readers on social science theories.

Professor Anthony Bertelli, Senior Executive Editor

Half the World is Unbanked


View a visualization of data from "Half the World is Unbanked", a report from the Financial Access Initiative