Faculty Bio

Rahul Pathak

Assistant Professor

  • Mailing Address
  • Baruch College/CUNY
  • School of Public Affairs
  • One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
  • New York NY, 10010


Rahul PathakRahul Pathak is an Assistant Professor at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at the Baruch College, City University of New York. Before joining CUNY, he worked for the Fiscal Research Center and Center for State and Local Finance at the Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Rahul’s principal research interests lie at the intersection of public finance and social policy. He is particularly interested in the functioning of the subnational governments and institutional reforms to promote an equitable and efficient provision of public goods. He also works on social policy and international development topics as they relate to public finance. His research has appeared in journals such as Public Administration Review, Regional Science and Urban Economics, State and Local Government Review, and State Tax Notes.

He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) at Georgia State University, Atlanta and holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. At Baruch, he teaches courses related to public finance and budgeting. He is also the recipient of the AYSPS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Public Policy.

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