Blogs from the NYU Wagner Community

The Governance Lab

  • October 18, 2014

    Fawn Johnson at the National Journal: “Who is more civically engaged—the person who votes in every election or the nonvoter who volunteers as a crossing guard at the local elementary school? What about the person who comments on an online news...

  • October 18, 2014

    Article by Eleonora Borgia in Computer Communications: “The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new paradigm that combines aspects and technologies coming from different approaches. Ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, Internet Protocol, sensing...

  • October 18, 2014

    New report by the National Research Council: “As the availability of high-throughput data-collection technologies, such as information-sensing mobile devices, remote sensing, internet log records, and wireless sensor networks has grown, science,...

  • October 18, 2014

    Springwise: “Modern technology has turned many of the things we consume from physical objects into pixels on a screen. While this has benefited the majority of us, those with sight difficulties don’t get along well with visual stimuli or...

  • October 17, 2014

    About: “Peer Academy inspires change through peer-to-peer learning. Our goal is simple, to bring together innovators and collaborators across Corporate, Government and Not For Profits who are passionate about accelerating change in their...


Insights on Health Policy and Management

  • May 13, 2013

    The increasing importance of the pharmaceutical industry in global health and development Posted by Debbie Koh Take a moment to think about the last time you bought some medication. Maybe you went to your local Duane Reade/CVS/RiteAid to pick up...

  • April 9, 2013

    Cash payments as a baseline measure for program performance Posted by Debbie Koh What if every nonprofit that focused on poverty alleviation had to prove they could do more for the poor with a dollar than the poor could do for themselves? – from...

  • March 6, 2013

    Will Pay for Performance Strategies Improve Impact? Is Further Innovation Needed? Posted by Debbie Koh A few years ago, someone who wanted to give money to a nonprofit would likely head to Charity Navigator’s website, check that the organization’...

  • February 28, 2013

    Posted by Joel Wittman Egads!  Is it truly possible?  Has the increase in health care costs been at its lowest in almost four decades?  And this in spite of the Baby Boomer generation fast approaching retirement age?  What could account for such...

  • February 4, 2013

    Posted by: Joel Wittman  The debate continues: can a social service such as health care operate in a profit-generating mode?  Undoubtedly, there are fierce opinions on both the pro and con aspects of this question.  Those who support the notion...

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Student Organizations

  • October 14, 2014

    Check out Wagner’s own Wemimo S. Abbey’s recently published report on Clean Water for Everyone‘s work in Ghana. The project highlighted in the report was a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action that ensured safe water and proper...

  • October 9, 2014

    Rosanna Volchok   The December 2013 release of OECD’s 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) findings generated massive media buzz. A blow to the American ego, the results placed American teens 21st in science and 26th in math...

  • September 24, 2014

    This week’s Policy Shop talks to new Wagner students about the trials of the MTA, Dan Smith’s lobbying efforts, bonding at retreat, and the steep grad school time management learning curve. In a discussion of different backgrounds and policy...

  • September 13, 2014

    The Policy Shop is The Wagner Review’s podcast partner. Run by Wagner student, James Leyba, The Policy Shop interviews Wagner’s own on today’s most pressing public service issues. Check out his most recent interview with Alliance for Climate...

  • May 28, 2014

    BY MELODY CHERNY Medicaid isn’t sexy. Financing Medicaid by Shanna Rose likely isn’t the first book you’d pick up at the bookstore, but if you’re a student of public policy (especially of health policy), it should be. Financing Medicaid is a...