Mila Gasco
  

Mila Gascó

Associate Research Director

Specialty

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

Brief Bio

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Mila Gascó is the Associate Research Director at the Center for Technology in Government and also an Associate Research 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

  • Gasco-Hernandez, M. & Gil-Garcia, J. R. (2018). “The role of management in open data initiatives at the local level: Opening the black box”. JeDEM (eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government), 10(1). 

  • Timeus, K.* & Gasco-Hernandez, M. (2018). “Increasing innovation capacity in city governments: Do innovation units make a difference?”. Journal of Urban Affairs, 40(7): 992-1008. [Social Science Citation Index] [Five-year Impact Factor 2017: 2.087]

  • Gasco-Hernandez, M., Martin, E., Reggi, L.*, Pyo, S.*, Luna-Reyes, L. (2018). “Promoting open government data use: Cases of citizen training and engagement”. Government Information Quarterly, 35(2): 233-242. [Social Science Citation Index] [Five-year Impact Factor 2017: 5.231]

  • Gasco-Hernandez, M. (2018). “Building a smart city: Lessons from Barcelona”. Communications of the ACM, 61(4): 50-57. [Social Science Citation Index] [Five-year Impact Factor 2017: 5.290]

  • Gasco-Hernandez, M., Bayerl, S., Denef, S. & Akhgar, B. (2017) “What do citizens communicate about during crises? Analyzing twitter use during the 2011 UK riots”. Government Information Quarterly, 34(4): 635-645. [Social Science Citation Index] [Five-year Impact Factor 2017: 5.231]

  • Gasco-Hernandez, M. (2017). “Living labs: Implementing open innovation in the public sector”. Government Information Quarterly, 34(1): 90-98. Special issue on open innovation in the public sector. [Social Science Citation Index] [Five-year Impact Factor 2017: 5.231]

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Education

  • 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)