An economist, Professor Wagner’s work examines cross-nationally patterns and trends in learning and knowledge and skill profiles, as shaped by education policies (governance, accountability, finance) and also relevant policies adopted within labor, social welfare, economic development, finance and trade policy portfolios. He is a member core faculty of the Department’s Comparative and International Education Policy Program (CIEPP), and serves as Treasurer in the Secretariat of the Comparative and International Education Society. He is also a member of the faculty of the university-wide Public Policy Program. Wagner returned to the Albany campus in 2001 after nearly 14 years with the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). A member also of the faculty of the university-wide Public Policy Program, He is author or co-author of articles or entries in Economics of Education Review, European Journal of Education
, Higher Education Management
, International Encyclopedia of Education, Journal of Human Resources
, Lavoro e relazioni industriali
and a number of edited books, and serves on several editorial boards, scientific committees and advisory groups in the U.S. and abroad.