Mark Paul

Mark Paul is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and an Assistant Professor of Economics at New College of Florida. His research is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of inequality and assessing and designing remedies to address inequality.

He received a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has published with People's Policy Project, The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, and The Urban Institute. He has published popular articles in The American Prospect, The Nation, Washington Monthly, U.S. News & World Report, Jacobin, and Dissent, among other venues.

Mark Paul's Media and External Work

Falling Oil Prices Breathe New Life Into An Old Idea: Nationalize The IndustryHuffPost

A Green Stimulus to Rebuild Our Economy

Building the People’s BanksThe American Prospect

We’ve known about climate change for an entire generation, yet decades of research about the climate crisis and the threat it poses have largely fallen silent in Washington. Recently, this has begun to change. Led by youth activists and environmental justice groups, environmental politics are swiftly shifting. Rather than offering tweaks to the existing system,

The climate crisis is happening now. Across the planet, our oceans are warming, our weather is more extreme, and natural disasters are more frequent and more severe. And it’s only going to get worse: The UN predicts that by 2040, increased coastal flooding will affect nearly 50 million people, and a “disproportionately rapid evacuation” of

The greatest challenge of the 21st century—the climate crisis—is here: The global community has just 11 years to cut emissions by 45 percent and must achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 to prevent temperatures from rising more than 1.5oC, according to climate scientists. In Decarbonizing the US Economy: Pathways Toward a Green New Deal, Roosevelt Fellows Mark

Banks today are increasingly consolidating branch locations, while also moving away from low-cost financial services to high-profit activities, leaving marginalized Americans underserved and left behind in today’s economy. Without access to basic banking services, such as checking and savings accounts or small loans, consumers are vulnerable
to a host of financial abuses. To foster a more

In Don’t Fear the Robots: Why Automation Doesn’t Mean the End of Work, Roosevelt Fellow Mark Paul challenges the narrative that large-scale automation will imminently lead to mass unemployment and economic insecurity. He debunks the idea that we are on the cusp of a major technological change that will drastically alter the nature of work,

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