Research & Publications

We are pleased to make these policy briefs, reports, and other publications available to the public - many of them are free.

Sample Publications

Sample list of student publications with Public Policy PhD Faculty and Research Center staff

As series editor for Palgrave MacMillan, Timothy M. Shaw, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, is celebrating 30 years of International Political Economy.

Series description: For 30 years, this series has provided top-notch scholarship, valuable empirical research and important theoretical interventions in the fields of international political economy, international relations, and beyond.

J. Samuel Barkin, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance penned International Organization (second edition), published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Book description: This book provides an in-depth examination of competing theories through thematic chapters, asking, Do international organizations matter? What are their effects on international relations? Where do they fit into the international relations literature? How should we study them?

The National Elder Economic Security Standard Index, Gerontology Institute

Report description: The Elder Index is a measure of income that older adults require to maintain their independence in the community and meet their daily costs of living, including affordable and appropriate housing and health care. The development and use of the Elder Index promotes a measure of income that respects the autonomy goals of older adults, rather than a measure of what we all struggle to avoid—poverty.

McCormack Graduate School's Two Research Journals on Aging Studies

Aging Studies Journals

Peer-reviewed scholarly journals on aging, Journal of Aging & Social Policy and Research on Aging.


Public Policy Journal

In late March 2013, we relaunched the New England Journal of Public Policy as an open source, online publication.

The journal has published 41 issues since its founding in 1985 and has a distinguished reputation for providing timely insights on important policy issues such as AIDS, climate change, poverty, and war, among many others.

Read the press release:UMass Boston Re-launches New England Journal of Public Policy as Online Publication

Publications at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

Center for Governance and Sustainability

Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

Center for Social Policy

CSP publishes scholarly pieces aimed to reshape poverty policy.

Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

Commonwealth Compact

Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management

Gerontology Institute

Health and Long Term Care

Pension Action Center