About Me

I am an assistant professor of economics and environmental studies at New College of Florida and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. Previously I was a Postdoc at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I will be spending the 2021-22 academic year as a Research Fellow at the University of Southern California Center on Science, Technology, and Public Life and USC’s Berggruen Institute.

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. I’m currently working on a book project called Freedom Is Not Enough: Economic Rights for an Unequal World, under contract with Chicago University Press, to be published in 2022. 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: mapaul@ncf.edu

Twitter: @MarkVinPaul

Address: New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243