Blogs from the NYU Wagner Community

The Governance Lab

  • September 22, 2014

    “CityBeat is a an academic research project set to develop an application that sources, monitors and analyzes hyper-local information from multiple social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter in real time. This project was led by...

  • September 22, 2014

    Highlights from this week's Internet governance SCAN: The International Telecommunications Unions (ITU)’s Plenipotentiary Conference is fast approaching (October 20 – November 7, 2014). This is a key event in which ITU Member States decide on the...

  • September 22, 2014

    #OpenGovNow:  “Open Governments are built on two things: information and participation. A government that is open, actively discloses information about what it does with its money and resources in a way that all citizens can understand. Equally...

  • September 22, 2014

    Anna North in the New York Times: “We often take it as a given that the Internet is a cruel place, a natural haven for those who seek to harass and threaten others. But to some people, social networks are not mere conduits for our worst impulses...

  • September 20, 2014

    The Annenberg Public Policy Center : “Americans show great uncertainty when it comes to answering basic questions about how their government works, a national survey conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of...


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


Student Organizations

  • 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...

  • 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...