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"Portfolios of the Poor," co-authored by Prof. Jonathan Morduch, Helped Inspire a New App to Address Income Volatility: NY Times Magazine

"Portfolios of the Poor," co-authored by Prof. Jonathan Morduch, Helped Inspire a New App to Address Income Volatility: NY Times Magazine

“Want A Steady Income? There’s an App for That,” a piece published Sunday, May 3, in The New York Times Magazine, focuses on a Silicon Valley app-in-development partly inspired by Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day, the groundbreaking book (Princeton University Press, 2009) written by NYU Wagner Professor of Public Policy and Economics Jonathan Morduch, NYU Wagner PhD Daryl Collins, and two others. The anticipated app is designed to help households manage what has been called America's “hidden inequality” – the profound stresses and disruptions income volatility can cause.

Professor Morduch’s research centers on microfinance, social investment, and the economics of poverty. He is the Executive Director and Founder of the Financial Access Initiative (FAI). His current “U.S. Financial Diaries” project examines how income volatility affects low- and moderate-income U.S. families.

"We need more housing"

"We need more housing"

Wagner's Ingrid Gould Ellen was interviewed for the Bloomberg Administration's PLANYC2030 report about the planning implications arising from rapid population growth, aging infrastructure and environmental pressures anticipated during the next quarter-century. Professor Ellen's remarks focus on the growing demand for housing. She is codirector of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, a joint center between the NYU School of Law and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The Furman Center is a leading academic research center devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate development and housing. Each year, it produces a widely read reach, the State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods. Among the other resources hosted by the center's website is http://plannyc.com, an independent source of information about pending land use decisions that was developed by Jordan Anderson as part of his Master of Urban Planning Capstone project at Wagner. To see the PLANYC2030 video, go here.

ACA-Driven 11th Edition of "Jonas & Kovner's Health Care in America" Provides Readers with Guide for Changing Market

ACA-Driven 11th Edition of "Jonas & Kovner's Health Care in America" Provides Readers with Guide for Changing Market

With its recent affirmation by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," has become a permanent feature of the nation’s health care system. Now, the just-published 11th Edition of the highly acclaimed Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States (Springer Publishing Co.) emerges as a vitally needed new resource and guide to the changing market.

Readable and accessible, the textbook on health care in the United States is the handiwork of the 11th edition editors Dr. James R. Knickman, President and CEO of the New York State Healthcare Foundation, and Anthony Kovner, Professor of Public Health Management at NYU Wagner. It has been revised specifically with graduate students in healthcare policy and management in mind, along with executives, managers, and staff all across a diverse and dynamic field.

The title’s official website, offers a comprehensive overview of the 11th Edition and its new features, along with video interviews with the editors, a Q&A with the chapter authors,  and ancillary materials, such as a sample syllabus and free downloadable chapter on the Affordable Care Act, and a four-chapter downloadable sampler. Additional resources for qualified instructors include a manual, PowerPoint slides, test bank, and image bank, as well as the option to request a desk or exam copy.

Contributors to the 11th Edition include such luminaries as Michael Gusmano, Carolyn Clancy, Joanne Spetz, Nirav Shah, Sherry Glied (Dean and Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner), Michael Sparer, and Christy LeMak, among others. The book is available from Springer Publishing as well as from Amazon in both print and Kindle formats.

APA Blog Spotlights "The Color Bind" Co-Authored by Professor Erica Foldy

APA Blog Spotlights "The Color Bind" Co-Authored by Professor Erica Foldy

The American Psychological Association-sponsored blog PsyCRITIQUES has not only written a highly favorable review  of “The Color  Bind: Talking (and Not Talking) About Race at Work,” by Erica Gabrielle Foldy, Associate Professor of Public and Nonpublic Management, NYU Wagner, and Tamara R. Buckley, Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling, CUNY, but the blog is also inviting readers currently to add their thoughts on the timely issues addressed by the book (published by Russell Sage Foundation, 2014).

Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts, Oct. 11-13

Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts, Oct. 11-13

On October 11th, 12th and 13th, the Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A) -- the premier arts and cultural policy conference - will be conducted for the first time in more than a decade in New York City, and the first time ever at NYU. The 33rd annual conference, which was held last year in Vienna, Austria, will be chaired by NYU Wagner Professor Ruth Ann Stewart. It begins Thursday evening, Oct. 11, 2007, with an opening reception in the Puck Building in Manhattan, the landmark home of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. About 200 scholars, artists, and cultural-organization leaders from 26 countries and 22 states throughout the U.S. are expected to attend the conference and share their professional experience and research findings through papers and panels. The six conference themes are: Artists, Activism, and Social Change; Leadership in, of, and through the Arts; Sustaining Cultural Industries and Organizations; Role of the Arts in Bridging Ethnic, Cultural, and Regional Differences; Cultural Planning, Development, and Economics; Urban Revitalization and the Arts.

The online conference schedule can be found at http://stpa.culture.info. Anyone interested in attending this exciting event may contact the Conference Coordinator, Darren Flusche, at stpa2007@gmail.co.

Doctoral Dissertations Defended

Doctoral Dissertations Defended

SEPTEMBER, 2001

Congratulations to Patrice Iatarola and David Sandman for successfully defending their dissertations in the Fall 2001 term.

  • Equity and Distribution of Resources and Performance Across Elementary and Middle Schools within Large Urban School Districts: Evidence from NYC, by Patrice Iatarola. Committee: L. Stiefel (Chair), A. Schwartz, R. Berne, N. Fruchter, and D. Denison.
  • Man to Man: The Impact of Male Patient and Physician Gender Concordance on Receipt of Preventative Care, by David Sandman. Committee: J. Billings (Chair), J. Blustein, J. Cantor, J. Boufford and D. Delia.

Doctoral Program Grad Receives AJPH "Paper of the Year" Award

Doctoral Program Grad Receives AJPH "Paper of the Year" Award

Frederico C. Guanais, who earned his Ph.D. at NYU Wagner, is a recipient of the 2013 "Paper of the Year" award from the American Journal of Public Health. Guanais was recognized for his article entitled “The Combined Effects of the Expansion of Primary Health Care and Conditional Cash Transfers on Infant Mortality in Brazil, 1998-2010.”

AJPH’s editors termed Guanais’ article “an innovative paper looking at the synergic effects of two government programs, from two different areas, on infant mortality. Using a relatively innovative approach, the paper exemplifies something that the public health community has been emphasizing for ages: the importance of intersectoral approaches.”

Guanais received his Ph.D. in 2006. He wrote his dissertation on primary care in Brazil.

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