Mila Gasco-Hernandez

Mila Gascó-Hernández

Research Director


  • E-Government
  • Open Government
  • Smart Cities
  • Public Innovation
  • Qualitative Methods

Brief Bio

Mila Gascó-Hernández is the Research Director at the Center for Technology in Government and also an Associate Professor at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.

Mila comes from the Center for Public Governance at ESADE Business & Law School in Barcelona, where she was a senior researcher leading the center’s research on e-governance, open government, and smart cities.

She has an extensive advising and teaching background, having worked for a wide variety of organizations including the United Nations’ Development Program, the Office of the Mayor of Valencia, Valenzuela, the Spanish Agency for International Development, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, and many others.

She is a recipient of the Entric Prat de la Riba award, which is granted by the School of Public Administration of Catalonia to the author of the top thesis on public management and administration. She has taken part in numerous national and international seminars/conferences and regularly publishes in both English and Spanish.

Mila splits her time between guiding CTG UAlbany's research initiatives and teaching in the Government Information Strategy Management program at Rockefeller College.

Link to Curriculum Vita

Selected Publications

Google Scholar Profile

  • Martin, E. & Gascó-Hernández, M. (2021). “Open health data in the new presidential administration: Opportunities and strategies for success”. JAMA Health Forum, published online in February (article available at
  • Panizo, L., Gascó-Hernández, M., Marcos del Blanco, D. Y., Hermida, J. A., Barrat, J. & Alaiz, H. (2021). “E-voting system evaluation based on the Council of Europe recommendations: Helios Voting”. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (Special Issue/Section on eGovernment Development and Applications), 9(1): 161-173.
  • Yuan, Q. & Gascó-Hernández, M. (2021). “Open innovation in the public sector: Creating public value through civic hackathons”. Public Management Review, 23(4): 523-544.
  • Reig, M., Gascó-Hernández, M. & Esteve, M. (2021). “Internal and external transparency in public-private partnerships: The case of Barcelona´s water provision”. Sustainability, 13(4): 1-16.
  • Demircioglu, M. A., Bannister, F., Bennett, C. J., Chen, K., Choi, H., Criado, J. I., Cunha, M. A., Gascó-Hernández, M., Henman, P., Kimemia, D., Lember, V., Löfgren, K., Luna-Reyes, L. F., Meijer, A.†, Mergel, I., Murakami Wood, D., Nesti, G., Przeybilovicz, E., Raghavan, A., Svenonius, O., van Brakel, R., Webster, W. & Yildiz, M. (2020). “The COVID-19-crisis and the Information Polity: An overview of responses and discussions in twenty-one countries from six continents”. Information Polity, 25(3), 243-274.
  • Gil-Garcia, R., Gascó-Hernández, M. & Pardo, T. (2020). “Beyond transparency, participation, and collaboration? A reflection on the dimensions of open government”. Public Performance and Management Review, 43(3): 483-502.

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  • Ph.D. in Public Management, 2001, Rovira & Virgili University (Spain)
  • Master of Business Administration, 1994, ESADE Business & Law School and Polytechnical University of Catalonia (Spain)
  • Bachelor in Business Administration, 1993, ESADE Business & Law School and Polytechnical University of Catalonia (Spain)