Mark Paul, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst; B.A. Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research Interests
  • political economy
  • environmental policy
  • inequality of race, gender, and class

Mark Paul, Ph.D. joined the Bloustein School as an assistant professor in September 2022. He is also a member of the Rutgers Climate Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research interests include understanding the causes and consequences of inequality and assessing and designing remedies to address inequality. He also writes extensively on the climate crisis, focusing on economic pathways toward deep decarbonization that center economic and environmental justice. He works extensively with policymakers across scales of government and has worked with numerous Congressional offices to draft and inform legislation based on his scholarly work. 

His writing and research have appeared in The New York Times, The Economist, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Atlantic, Jacobin, Dissent, MIT Technology Review, CNN, The American Prospect, and more. He recently finished his first book, The Ends of Freedom: Reclaiming America’s Lost Promise of Economic Rights, to be published by University of Chicago Press in May, 2023. Previously he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Cook Center for Social Equity at Duke University and an assistant professor of economics and environmental studies at New College of Florida.


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

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Selected Publications


  • Freedom is Not Enough: Economic Rights for an Unequal World. Under contract with University of Chicago Press. Expected fall 2022.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Fremstad, Anders, Matto Mildenberger, Mark Paul, and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen. 2022.  “The Role of Rebates in Public Support for Carbon Taxes.” Online First. DOI:    10.1088/1748-9326/ac8607
  • Fremstad, Anders, and Mark Paul (alphabetical order). 2022. “Transcending Neoliberalism: How the Free-Market Myth Has Prevented Climate Action.” Ecological Economics. Online First. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2022.107353
  • Paul, Mark, Khaing Zaw, and William Darity, Jr. “Returns in the Labor Market: A Nuanced View of Penalties at the Intersection of Race and Gender.” Forthcoming, Feminist Economics.
  • Paul, Mark, Sarah E. Gaither, and William Darity, Jr. “About Face: Seeing Race and Class.” Forthcoming, Journal of Economics Issues.
  • Stelzner, Mark, and Mark Paul. 2020. “Monopsony and Collective Action in an Institutional Context.” Review of Social Economy. Online first. DOI: 10.1080/00346764.2020.1829017
  • Herndon, Thomas, and Mark Paul (alphabetical order). 2020. “A Public Banking Option as a Mode of Regulation in the United States.” Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 43(4): 576- 607.
    —Article covered in The American Prospect, Jacobin, S&P Global Market Intelligence.
  • Fremstad, Anders, and Mark Paul (alphabetical order). 2020. “Opening the Farm Gate to Women? Sustainable Agriculture in the United States.” Journal of Economic Issues, 51(1): 124-141.
  • Fremstad, Anders, Mark Paul, and Anthony Underwood (alphabetical order). 2019. “Work hours and CO2 Emissions: Evidence from U.S. Households.” Review of Political Economy, 31(1): 42-59.
    —Article covered in Employee Benefit News and The Intercept.
  • Fremstad, Anders, and Mark Paul (alphabetical order). 2019. “The Impact of a Carbon Tax on Inequality.” Ecological Economics, 163(1): 88-97.
    —Article covered in The Economist, Huffington Post, The Week.
  • Paul, Mark. 2019. “Community Supported Agriculture in the United States: Social, Ecological, and Economic Benefits to Farming.” Journal of Agrarian Change, 19(1): 162-180.
    —Article covered in Nature Plants.
  • Paul, Mark, William Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton, and Khaing Zaw. 2018. “A Path to Ending Poverty by Way of Ending Unemployment: A Federal Job Guarantee.” The Russel Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 4(3): 43-63.
    —Article covered in Bloomberg, CNN, Financial Times, New York Times, Vox, and elsewhere.
  • Paul, Mark and Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji. 2018. “Small Farms Smaller Plots: Land Size, Fragmentation, and Productivity in Ethiopia.” The Journal of Peasant Studies, 45(4): 757-775.
    —Article covered in Nature Plants.

Areas of Expertise: Economics, Environmental Planning and PolicySocial Policy/Inequality and Disparities, Statistical Research Methods