The mission of the New England Journal of Public Policy goes hand-in-hand with the mission of UMass Boston: To serve the people, and address the issues of a great urban society through outstanding teaching, research and service. While we address policy issues of all kinds, we tend to focus on issues of an urban society. While we address policy issues internationally and nationally, we pay particular attention to disciplines which can address issues at the state and local level. While we prepare our students for academia, business and the nonprofit world, we have special expertise for practitioners of public policy. And while we approach the discipline of public and global policy with academic rigor and objectivity, we tend to see the issues through the prism of understanding that social and economic inequities are inherent in our system; part of our mission is to develop the tools to evaluate and address those inequities.

Current Issue: Volume 34, Issue 1 (2022) The Future of Work

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Editor's Notes


Editor's Note
Padraig O'Malley



Crafting an Innovation Ecosystem That Works for Working People
Amanda Ballantyne, Patrick Woodall, Katie Corrigan, and Edward Wytkind


Padraig O'Malley
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