Blogs from the NYU Wagner Community

The Governance Lab

  • August 21, 2014

    In an effort to accelerate new insights in how organizations gain authority and mandates for action, Prof. Anita McGahan, the Academy of Management’s 2015 Program Chair and member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance...

  • August 21, 2014

    Paper by Christoph Lutz, Christian Pieter Hoffmann, and Miriam Meckel in First Monday :”This paper presents a systematic literature review of the current state–of–research on online participation. The review draws on four databases and is guided...

  • August 21, 2014

    Mulgan, Geoff in Ethics Quarterly  (Issue 96 (Winter 2014): “A thorough and more rounded understanding of collective intelligence matters for obvious reasons: to help avoid unnecessary errors and disasters and to benefit from the explosion of new...

  • August 20, 2014

    Francis Fukuyama in Foreign Affairs:”… Institutions are “stable, valued, recurring patterns of behaviour”, as Huntington put it, the most important function of which is to facilitate collective action. Without some set of clear and relatively...

  • August 20, 2014

    Klint Finley  in Wired: “Let’s say your city releases a list of all trees planted on its public property. It would be a godsend—at least in theory. You could filter the data into a list of all the fruit and nut trees in the city, transfer it into...


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...

Financial Access Initiative


Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management

  • August 15, 2014

    “No one receives a social penalty for aggressive driving, and only rarely a legal penalty,” writes Tom Vanderbilt, NYU Rudin Center Visiting Scholar, in The New York Times. Read his full piece about the psychological aspects of attaining Vision...

  • August 14, 2014

    The latest in our series of findings from our ongoing work on “Re-Programming Mobility” is a trend report and set of research notes highlighting key findings from our year-long survey of more than 150 sources highlighting new technologies and...

  • August 11, 2014

    The latest release from our Re-Programming Mobility research project is a complete bibliography of the 150+ source documents that provided much of the raw material for the four scenarios of mobility in U.S. metro areas in 2030, which will be...

  • August 4, 2014

    Over the next several weeks, the Rudin Center will be releasing a series of white papers and reports from our research project on Re-Programming Mobility: Getting Around Metropolitan America in 2030 and the Coming Crisis in Transportation...

  • July 21, 2014

    abstract-subway-map-2-913-150Announcing the NYU Rudin...


Student Organizations

  • 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...

  • April 30, 2014

    Come celebrate the launch of the 2013-204 Wagner Review Journal! We are having an informal reception with catered food and drinks to commemorate the launch of the journal and another successful year. The party will be followed by happy hour at a...

  • April 28, 2014

    BY JOSE R. NAVARRETE: Think about the last time you threw away a perfectly good piece of food. Did you toss it from your fridge solely based on a “better by” date that had passed? Do you pick your fruits and vegetables based only on how they look...

  • April 21, 2014

    BY BIANCA GIRAULT: Malnutrition in Ethiopia has dramatic negative effects on children’s life outcomes there. UNICEF reports national trends among children of stunting (44.4%), wasting (9.7%) and being underweight (28.7%). Nutritional indices...

  • April 16, 2014

     “A business corporation is organized and carried on primarily for the profit of the stockholders. The powers of the directors are to be employed for that end.” – Supreme Court Ruling, Dodge V. Ford Motor Company “We have no choice but to harness...