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Doctoral Program: Public and Urban Policy


The doctoral program in Public and Urban Policy prepares students for the high level of research and policy analysis necessary to discover solutions to tough policy problems. Click here to find out more.

Urban Policy Professor David Howell Blogs on Inequality

David_HowellDirector of the Public and Urban Policy PhD program at Milano, David Howell, recently wrote three blog pieces about inequality for the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) at The New School. Howell’s articles examine income distribution in the United States over the past few decades, and whether it is a question of inequality or opportunity.

You can read his articles here: The Republican Attack on the Inequality DebateWhy Relative Mobility is a Side Show, and Is it About Inequality or Opportunity? 



Faculty News: Professor David Howell in the NY Times

David_HowellProfessor of Economics and Public Policy, David Howell spoke about his draft paper for the Center for American Progress in a recent New York Times article, “Looking for Capitalism’s Tipping Point“. In the article Professor Howell speaks about the perceived correlation between economic grown and income inequality.

Professor Howell directs the Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy at The New School. He is an affiliated member of the New School’s economics department, a Faculty Research Fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (The New School), and a Research Scholar at the Political Economy Research Institute (U-Mass Amherst). His research focuses on institutions and labor market outcomes.


E-Discussion on Post-2015 Development Agenda

www_logoImagine the world you want in 2050. What changes will be necessary to put global development on the
path to building a more just, equitable world? The United Nations system is working with governments
and civil society to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs, and to design an ambitious post-
2015 development agenda that delivers a sustainable future for all.

As part of this work, the Equator Initiative will facilitate an online e-discussion, co-hosted by UNDP
and UNEP, on the role of local empowerment and environmental sustainability in the post-2015
development agenda. This discussion will take place from May 13-26 2013. Its objective is to facilitate an open dialogue that brings together a multitude of voices to stimulate creative thinking, and begin to generate consensus around how best to reflect environmental sustainability in the post-2015 agenda.

This is is a unique opportunity to make sure that community-based action, innovation and empowerment are at the centre of the development agenda beyond 2015. Milano students and faculty are encouraged to lend their voices to the global conversation. Once open, you can post a response and participate in the discussion here.


Register Today for the Campaign Management Workshop


Thinking about running for political office or working on a campaign? This workshop covers all aspects of political campaigning in four intensive sessions. Drawing on readings, case studies, and the instructor’s extensive campaign experience, the course is a practical blueprint for anyone seeking office, managing a campaign, or otherwise hoping to influence an election.

Sessions bring together information from assigned readings with lectures by the instructor and guest practitioners.

Limited enrollment. Learn more and register today!


The Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention

logoDo you think you have an idea to prevent mass atrocities? USAID wants to pay you to hear about them! Visit the website (here) to find out more about how to enter and compete for cash prizes. This is also a great way to build a resume.