Sunjoo KwakAssistant Professor
Heritage Hall 408
Office Hours: M/W 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; and by appointmentEducation:
- BA, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea, 2002, Public Administration
- MPA, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea, 2005, Public Administration
- PhD, 2011, Rutgers University–Newark, Public Administration
Research Interests: Public budgeting and finance; organization theory, behavior, and development; fiscal and tax policy; fiscal health; political economy; quantitative methods
Dr. Kwak received his PhD from Rutgers University-Newark in 2011. His dissertation focuses on what effects tax structure has on revenue volatility and how state fiscal policies respond to boom and bust economic cycles. This scholarship is timely and important given the fiscal constraints on state budgets and the dismal projections for future state revenues. Dr. Kwak teaches Administrative Theory and Behavior (MPA 602), Public & Nonprofit Budgeting (MPA 603), State and Local Government (MPA 662), and Strategic Planning (MPA 678).
- Administrative Theory and Behavior
- Public & Nonprofit Budgeting
- State and Local Government
- Strategic Planning
- "The Dynamics of State Fiscal Behavior over the Business Cycle: Are State Fiscal Policies Procyclical?," American Review of Public Administration (online before print, February 2013).
- "Tax Base Composition and Revenue Volatility: Evidence from the U.S. States," Public Budgeting & Finance (forthcoming).
- Dissertation Fellowship, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark, 2008–2009
- Association for Budgeting & Financial Management
- American Society for Public Administration