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Research Staff: Ben Wildavsky

Ben Wildavsky

Ben Wildavsky
Ben Wildavsky is director of higher education studies at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and policy professor at the University at Albany. His research focuses on the globalization of universities and the push for innovation in U.S. postsecondary education. A former senior scholar at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, he is the author of the award-winning book The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World (2010). He is also the co-editor of Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Innovation (2011). His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, the New Republic, the Atlantic, and many other publications. As a consultant, he has provided strategic advice to education leaders and written influential policy reports. Wildavsky graduated from Yale University (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude).

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Higher Education:
Innovation, globalization, productivity, technology, college rankings

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