About Me


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“A must-read!” – Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century

“A gift to the social movements that are fighting to put those rights back on the political agenda, and to anyone contemplating the deeper meaning of freedom.” – Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

“This is the book that throws down a forceful gauntlet on how, at last, to create an equitable America.” – William A. Darity Jr., author of From Here to Equality

I am an assistant professor of economics at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, a member of the Rutgers Climate Institute, and  a member of the executive editorial board at the new multidisciplinary open access (IOP) journal Environmental Research: Energy. I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

Half of my research is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of inequality and assessing and designing remedies to address inequality. The other half of my work is dedicated to climate change and environmental policy. Of course, the two are deeply intertwined. My first book, The Ends of Freedom: Reclaiming America’s Lost Promise of Economic Rights, with Chicago University Press, was published May, 2023. You can order a copy from Indiebound, Chicago, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

My research and writing has appeared in the New York Times, The EconomistWashington Post, The Financial Times, The Atlantic, Vox, The American Prospect, The Nation, The Hill, CNN, MIT Technology Review, Washington Monthly, Forbes, Jacobin, and Dissent, among other publications. 


Phone: 413-230-9175

Email: mark.paul@rutgers.edu

Twitter: @MarkVinPaul